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Emmitt Smith Reacts To Deion Sanders Coaching College Football

A closeup of Emmitt Smith at the NFL Hall Of Fame ceremony.

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 21: Former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith as Smith prepares to receive his Hall of Fame ring during a halftime ceremony at Cowboys Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Legendary Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith has reacted to his former teammate, Deion Sanders, landing a college football coaching gig.

Sanders, who starred at cornerback for the Cowboys, has accepted the head coaching position at Jackson State.

“It’s very big for Jackson State University,” athletic director Ashley Robinson said. “Not only for Jackson State University, this is very big for the country right now. Very big for the state of Mississippi. To Coach Prime, Jackson State University — a blue blood program full of Hall of Famers — it’s just a great time.”

Smith is excited to see Sanders coach at the college level. He sent him a congratulatory message on social media.

"Congrats are in order for my brother and friend, @DeionSanders! You’ve worked hard to get to this point and I’m proud to see the work pay off. If you need a RB coach with some NFL experience... I know a guy!" he tweeted.

It would be pretty awesome to see Smith on Sanders' coaching staff, but we're guessing that won't happen.

Still, Sanders will probably build a great staff at Jackson State, which is scheduled to play its season beginning this winter.