Deion Sanders is currently the head coach at Jackson State in Mississippi. Some believe that he’ll ultimately end up in Tallahassee, leading Florida State, where he starred in college.
However, could another major program hire Coach Prime before that?
FOX announcer Gus Johnson said on Sunday afternoon that he’s heard Sanders name being mentioned for the vacant USC Trojans job.
USC fired head coach Clay Helton earlier this season. The Trojans are currently looking for a new head coach and, according to Johnson, Sanders is a candidate.
Gus Johnson just said he’s heard Deion Sanders’ name mentioned for the USC job and I’d love to know where he heard that from.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 19, 2021
Sanders, 54, is in his second season leading the Jackson State program. The Tigers are 6-4 since Sanders took over, including a 2-1 mark this season.
While Sanders has been recruiting well and posting winning records, the USC job seems like a pretty big step up. Florida State makes much more sense, considering it’s where he played in college.
However, Coach Prime in Southern California would certainly be a lot of fun to watch.
The college football world doesn’t necessarily believe the Deion-to-USC rumors, though.
gonna make a wild guess here and say Deion Sanders https://t.co/M5FovgizcN
— Josh Rothenberg (@RothenbergJosh) September 19, 2021
Very cool that Gus is apparently friends with Deion Sanders and talked with him recently. https://t.co/neVgurg81C
— Michael Katz (@MichaelLKatz) September 19, 2021
Deion Sanders, probably https://t.co/ziUISG7zMa
— Keith Wynne (@Keith_Wynne) September 19, 2021
College football head coaching searches have stunned in the past, though. Perhaps the same will ultimately be true with the USC Trojans head coaching search.