Shortly after the Thursday Night Football game between the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers, a report came out that stated Deion Sanders was emerging as a candidate to fill Florida State’s head-coaching vacancy.
The following day, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not only was elated to hear that news, but he endorsed him to get that job.
“I’ve actually watched him coach. I’ve watched him work with younger players in the pros and he’s outstanding,” Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan. “He has all the credibility that you could ever imagine, both from knowing what he’s talking about, plus the sensitivity or the perception that he has with people skills.
“He’s really good and he generates excitement. So, with that energy package he’s got, along with his understanding of how to maximize your talent … I think he can coach that. He’d be a great coach.”
Sanders starred at FSU from 1985-88, totaling 15 career interceptions, returned three punts for touchdowns, and earning unanimous All-American honors and winning the Jim Thorpe Award. All those allocades helped him to get selected No. 5 overall in the NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
Sanders announced his retirement in 2006, but it would be wonderful to see the man known as ‘Primetime’ run up down the sidelines once again.