It's official: Deion Sanders is now a college head coach
Legendary Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is now a college football head coach, as he announced Sunday night on his new podcast that he is the next head coach at Jackson State in Mississippi.
“God called me to Jackson State,” Sanders said on the first episode of “21st & Prime,” according to a transcription by the Clarion Ledger.
Less than a week ago, a report from Kenn Rashad of HBCU Sports surfaced that said Sanders would be the next head coach at the HBCU program. Multiple reports later surfaced that that wasn’t true, even from school itself; however, it appears the hangup was that the deal was still being finalized.
“It’s very big for Jackson State University,” athletic director Ashley Robinson said, according to the Clarion Ledger’s transcription. “Not only for Jackson State University, this is very big for the country right now. Very big for the state of Mississippi. To Coach Prime, Jackson State University — a blue blood program full of Hall of Famers — it’s just a great time.”
Sanders recently left NFL Network for Barstool Sports, but it seems that Sanders has always desired to be a college head coach. 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 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.”
So, the state of Mississippi has head coaches Mike Leach, Lane Kiffin and … Deion Sanders. That’s a pretty strong lineup.