- Jackson State University coach Deion Sanders is among several names reportedly being considered by TCU for the Horned Frogs’ head football coaching job.
- The Pro Football Hall of Famer has gone 9-4 over parts of two seasons as the head coach of the Jackson State Tigers the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
- More college football news here.
Deion Sanders may currently be down, having missed his second game in a row Saturday while following foot surgery, be as usual, Coach Prime is still making news.
A new report by Drew Davison of the Fort Worth-Star Telegram claims Deion Sanders is among the names being considered as a possible successor to former Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson.
Other coaches reportedly being investigated by TCU include SMU head coach Sonny Dykes, Louisiana head coach Billy Napier, Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Chadwell, former Washington head coach Chris Peterson, Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott, long time college coach and current Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins, and University of Nevada-Reno head coach Jay Norvell.
Reactions to the news that Deion Sanders is apparently in the mix for the TCU head coaching job were rather mixed on social media.
Deion Sanders name mentioned as a candidate for TCU HC vacancy. Buckle up for the longest month of your life. https://t.co/U1kxsYCEo0— Geoff Mitchell (@TheFrogCastTCU) November 3, 2021
Rumblings of Deion Sanders interviewing for the TCU job? What does Gus Johnson say to that one?— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 3, 2021
Deion Sanders to TCU is actually way better than him coming to Texas Tech. We get all of the entertainment factors and none of the potential headaches.— The Joey McGuire Show (@robbreauxshow) November 3, 2021
@DeionSanders TCU needs you coach! We’ve got the best fans in the big twelve and with you leading us theirs no limit to the level of recruits we could get or championships we could make and win! Not to mention amount of 💸💸💸 in your bank…— Harrison Davis (@Harrison5820) November 3, 2021
Gary is a legend. Kids went to TCU to play for Gary. We’ve already lost 3 commits and more will happen soon. This is the biggest hire in program history. We need to make a splash. DEION SANDERS NEEDS TO BE HIRED.— DEION SANDERS TO TCU (@DEION2TCU) November 3, 2021
Deion Sanders has left every place he has been at in shambles and hurt kids/families along the way. He has a proven track record of not caring about academics and using his SA for his benefit. I doubt that TCU is actually considering him as a candidate, and I hope they never do.— Melissa Triebwasser (@TheCoachMelissa) November 3, 2021
But can you tell us how you really feel?
In addition to his work as head coach at Jackson State, Deion Sanders has also been the head coach at his now defunct Prime Prep Academy as well as at Triple A Academy in Dallas. Sanders was also an offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian – Cedar Hill.
Sanders, who is still cheering his team on from afar, tweeted after the Tigers win over Mississippi Valley State University, “We have truly been tested these past couple of weeks regarding our strength, mentally and physically, as individuals and as a team. I AM SO DARN PROUD of each and every one of these young men and women that are a part and connected to this team.”
On Monday, Gary Harrell, the interim coach for Jackson State, gave an update on Deion’s status, “He’s doing well right now. I just try to leave anything as far as medical things, just try to let him make those comments when he gets back.”