Thursday night, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that former Florida State star Deion Sanders has “emerged” as a candidate for the vacant Seminoles head coaching job. LeBron James has apparently decided to weigh in on the situation.
James, who is not a Florida State fan as far as we know (he roots for Ohio State), believes that Sanders is “perfect” for the job. He thinks that Sanders would have no problem getting into any household to talk to recruits and their parents.
It’s unclear what led James to express his opinion on the matter, but he seems passionate about it.
Man it would be so dope and just seems PERFECT for Prime Time @DeionSanders to be the HC of FSU! I mean right?? One thing about it he would get in any household on the planet to talk with a kid/parent/s. #ItsTimeforPrime
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 8, 2019
Sanders, who played football, baseball and track at Florida State, is regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time. He was taken No. 5 in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He won two Super Bowl titles in his career.
That said, Sanders doesn’t have a ton of coaching experience outside of the high school level. While he may be a Florida State icon, he could have a steep learning curve when it comes to coaching at the collegiate level.
So far, Florida State has not commented on the matter. We’ll see if that changes soon.