Despite moving to Colorado, Deion Sanders still seems to have a strong affection for Jackson State.
Nearly two weeks after Jackson State University head coach Deion Sanders accepted a head coaching position at Colorado, Jackson State athletic director Ashley Robinson has found the new man for the job.
According to ESPN’s Pete Thamel, Jackson State is set to hire T.C. Taylor as head coach. He was the wide receivers coach on Sanders’ staff and went to the school before he became a coach.
Taylor played for JSU from 1998 to 2001 and returned to the Tigers in 2019 as a position coach.
“God always told me I’ll have an opportunity to come back here and be a part of this program. But to have this opportunity to be the head coach and the guy up front leading the charge, it’s an unbelievable moment right now,” Taylor said. “I’m seriously still kind of taking [it] all in, but I am excited about it, geared up ready to go.”
During the 2021 season, Sanders elevated Taylor to offensive coordinator. The Tigers finished the year with an 11-2 record, a Southwestern Athletic Conference championship and a Celebration Bowl berth.
Taylor has a tall task to keep the good times rolling as Jackson State won 27 of 32 games when Sanders was the head coach.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.