New Colorado head coach Deion Sanders has hit out at his critics following the flak he’s received since opting to leave Jackson State.
The former NFL and MLB star has garnered lots of negativity on the back of his decision to take another job, with many feeling that he walked back on his pledge to bring the HBCU program to the fore on a national stage.
Deion Sanders Fires Back
Sanders has been called a “sellout” for leaving JSU so he could go coach at a mostly white FBS university but has finally fired back. Speaking during a Celebration Bowl press conference on Friday, Sanders reminded everyone that he never said he would die at Jackson State.
“Everything I said I would do, I did,” he said. “Everything I said I wanted to happen, I tried my darndest to make happen. We’ve exceeded expectations in some realms, but when I don’t fit into someone else’s plan and purpose, now there’s ridicule.
“When we leave, you gonna find out all we did. Because they don’t really talk about the positivity til we go. You’ll find out all we did for Jackson State, and all we wanted to do for Jackson State. I just pray to God that in all that getting, you get some understanding on change and where change really starts. And it does not start in the football department.
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Deion Sanders Turned JSU Around
To be fair to Sanders, Jackson State moved leaps and bounds under his leadership and has really progressed since he took over in 2020. The 55-year-old coached the Tigers to two Southwestern Athletic Conference titles and a 27-5 record in his three seasons there.
It will be interesting to see what he does with the Colorado Buffaloes.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.