Coach Prime Time? Deion Sanders reportedly set to take over college football program
Deion Sanders is reportedly getting into the coaching game.
The NFL Hall of Famer has experience coaching in the Under Armour All-American Game and was reportedly a candidate for the open head coaching positions at Arkansas and Florida State this offseason but now it appears the former college and NFL superstar is set to take over his first college football program.
According to Kenn Rashad of HBCU Sports, Sanders will be named the new head coach HBCU program, Jackson State.
You may recall, during an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” during Super Bowl week, Sanders expressed his desire to become a head coach.
“I’m going to be a head coach in college football next year,” Sanders said back in February. “I’m that definite. I’m that assured that I am. This is something that is my calling. I’m going to coach college football. Head coach, not coach. Head coach.”
It appears Sanders wasn’t bluffing.
We’ll keep you posted on this developing story as more information is released.
UPDATE: Following Rashad’s report, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Sanders is not among the candidates for the open Jackson State job. Rashad has now deleted his story regarding Sanders taking over at Jackson State.
SECOND UPDATE: Ross Dellenger is now reporting that Sanders is taking the Jackson State move, according to multiple sources.