Late Thursday night a truly bizarre story came to light in the world of college football.
Former Florida State star defensive back Deion Sanders was named as a possible candidate to fill the team’s head coaching vacancy. No, you didn’t read that incorrectly – the former Seminoles star and NFL Hall of Famer is a candidate to coach at his alma mater.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport broke the news late Thursday night.
It didn’t take long for Sanders to respond to the reports. He’s already interested in recruiting players from Miami – although he said so in jest, maybe.
“Love ya my brother! Always have always will. Coming up in FLORIDA You made us think outside the box & dream big. I need those players from Miami. Just joking….. Not really,” Sanders said.
Love ya my brother! Always have always will. Coming up in FLORIDA You made us think outside the box & dream big. I need those players from Miami. Just joking….. Not really😂🙏🏿✍🏿👍🏿💯 https://t.co/aBHPPgtgZu
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) November 8, 2019
Sanders starred at Florida State during his collegiate football career. He was a two-time All-American at the university before taking his talents to the NFL.
He went on to a Hall of Fame career, making eight Pro Bowls and was a nine-time First-Team All-Pro selection. It’s safe to say he was the most dominant corner of his era and it wasn’t particularly close.
Sanders has experience coaching the high school level, but has never coached in college.