Deion Sanders’ success at Jackson State will eventually land him a coaching gig at the FBS. The only questions remaining are which team he’ll go to, and when he’ll announce his decision.
As previously noted, the Pro Football Hall of Famer, Sanders has reportedly been offered the coaching position at the University of Colorado. But according to a new report, the Buffaloes aren’t the only team in the running for him.
According to a report from Su’a Cravens of CBS Sports, Sanders’ decision is now down to the Buffaloes and the Cincinnati Bearcats.
It was previously reported that Sanders was going to make a decision by Sunday, but ‘Prime Time’ told Carl Reed of 247Sports that it’s not true.
In 2020, the two-time Super Bowl champion accepted the Tigers’ head coaching position. Coming off a frustrating 4-8 2019 season, Jackson State quickly enjoyed a turnaround under Sanders. They went 4-3 in his first year on the job and 11-2 in the 2021 season.
The Tigers are undefeated in year three of Sanders’ tenure. They carry a perfect 11-0 record heading into Saturday’s SWAC Championship Game against the Southern Jaguars, who are coached by Eric Dooley.
Before joining Jackson State, Sanders began his head coaching career in high school. Most recently, he was the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas from 2017 to 2020.
Widely regarded as the greatest cornerback of all time, Sanders was an eight-time Pro Bowler who also flourished as a special teams returner. Sanders also had a successful career in Major League Baseball, even starring for the Atlanta Braves from 1991 to ’93 while he also played for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.
Sanders won his first Super Bowl ring with the San Francisco 49ers in the 1994 season. He then joined the Dallas Cowboys in 1995 free agency and went on to win a second ring with them that same season.