Deion Sanders’ name was linked to the opening at his alma mater, Florida State, earlier in the Seminoles’ coaching search. It is unclear how strongly Sanders was considered, and FSU ultimately hired Memphis’ Mike Norvell.
Interestingly, despite the fact Sanders has never coached at the collegiate level, he apparently drew interest from another Power 5 program. Arkansas reportedly interviewed “Prime Time” for its head coaching gig.
USA Today’s Dan Wolken reported this nugget on Monday night.
One nugget I picked up today in the postmortem of the Arkansas coaching search: Among the candidates the Razorbacks interviewed, I’m told, was Deion Sanders.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 9, 2019
The Razorbacks ultimately wound up hiring Georgia assistant head coach/offensive line coach Sam Pittman to take over the program. Pittman has not been a head coach since working on the JUCO level in 1993.
Assuming Arkansas did meet with Sanders, it is unknown how high or low their level of interest was. Still, pretty incredible if they even spoke with him.
Sanders was the head coach of his ill-fated Prime Prep charter school earlier this decade and has been on the coaching staff at multiple high schools. However, he’s never even been an assistant in college.
Any school that hires him would have to surround Sanders with plenty of veteran assistants for guidance.