Deion Sanders wins debut as Jackson State’s head coach

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is 1-0 as a college head coach.

Sanders became the head coach of Jackson State University last September and waited until Sunday to make his debut on the sideline because the school postponed their season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The opponent in the opener was Edward Waters College and Sanders’ squad didn’t have much trouble on their way to a win.

The Tigers built a 31-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 53-0 win to kick off their eight-game schedule. Jackson State will play Mississippi Valley State next weekend.

Sanders had a visit from one of his former teammates before the game. Rashad Milligan of the Mississippi Clarion Ledger shared a video of Troy Aikman greeting Sanders on the field before the victory.

24 responses to “Deion Sanders wins debut as Jackson State’s head coach

  1. They played who? Football? I’m sure we will hear him yap about it sooner than later. C’mon Florio hit us with a boxscore or something. Dont feed the primetime ego machine. The team won the game. Not neon

  2. Deion should get credit for the win. More than any player, coaches are measured by their win-loss record.
    At the end of a coach’s career, all that is mentioned is their win-loss record.

  3. I bet Aikman mentioned about how when he played being accurate on short throws is way more important than arm strength & athleticism.

    Every time I am forced to listen to him broadcast a game he reminded me of the guy who had to walk to school up hill both ways. If we being honest Aikman couldn’t hold Alex Smith’s jockstrap.

  4. I wasn’t around to see Jim Thorpe, but Deion Sanders is the best athlete I’ve ever seen. He’s a HOF football player, and the best CB in NFL history. He was an all star baseball player while playing part time against the best full time players in the world. No doubt he could have played at a high level in the NBA. There aren’t many sports people that I have more respect for. I’m sure he’ll be a very successful coach. I guarantee you he can get TV ratings for Jackson State. No doubt he’ll be able to recruit. Good luck Deion! The sky is the limit!

  5. charliecharger says:
    February 21, 2021 at 6:14 pm
    I wasn’t around to see Jim Thorpe, but Deion Sanders is the best athlete I’ve ever seen. He’s a HOF football player, and the best CB in NFL history. He was an all star baseball player while playing part time against the best full time players in the world. No doubt he could have played at a high level in the NBA. There aren’t many sports people that I have more respect for. I’m sure he’ll be a very successful coach. I guarantee you he can get TV ratings for Jackson State. No doubt he’ll be able to recruit. Good luck Deion! The sky is the limit

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    Great athletes tackle

  6. Weird he got his first hc job in college when he has never been a hc before. He was an high oc then promoted straight to hc.

  7. It’s not a coincidence that when the Niners and Deion, they won a Super Bowl and when he went to the Cowboys, they won a Super Bowl

    Two Superbowl victories with two different teams
    8 Pro Bowls with 6 of them First Team
    53 Career Interceptions..9 for touchdowns

    I’m not a Deion fan and am glad that he’s out of NFL broadcasting, but give credit where credit is due. Sanders is arguably one of the top 5 cornerbacks in NFL history, with most rating him as #1.

  8. acemagee45 says:
    February 21, 2021 at 6:08 pm
    I bet Aikman mentioned about how when he played being accurate on short throws is way more important than arm strength & athleticism.

    Every time I am forced to listen to him broadcast a game he reminded me of the guy who had to walk to school up hill both ways. If we being honest Aikman couldn’t hold Alex Smith’s jockstrap.
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    Not really sure what brand glue you’ve been sniffing, but Troy Aikman was so much a better QB than Alex Smith, it isn’t even close. Troy was a proto-typical QB with top arm strength and accuracy. He played in an era where you actually threw the ball down the field, none of these bubble screens and WR screens to pad completion %. Those two are not even in the same stratosphere.

  9. Good for those kids.

    But for those talking about best CB…14 ints rookie year…HOF…records that lasted decades…Night Train Lane.

  10. Always loved deions high stepping into the end zone after a pick six. Love or hate him, he was always an exciting player, despite the fact that he shied away from contact. Never pictured him getting into to coaching, but good luck to him.

  11. acemagee45 says:
    February 21, 2021 at 6:08 pm
    I bet Aikman mentioned about how when he played being accurate on short throws is way more important than arm strength & athleticism.

    Every time I am forced to listen to him broadcast a game he reminded me of the guy who had to walk to school up hill both ways. If we being honest Aikman couldn’t hold Alex Smith’s jockstrap.

    Certainly you jest, however, most likely you don’t know much about football

  12. You do not have to like Deion the person or commentator but to deny or try to downplay what he did as a player is a true definition of what the kids say is a “hater”.

  13. Edward Waters College is a small school in Jacksonville, FL. Think of them as an intramural football team. This is the most publicity they’ve had since their president plagiarized FSUs mission statement when they were trying to get accredited.

  14. @whateverworks77 says:
    February 21, 2021 at 5:49 pm
    So, they beat up on Peter, Paul and Mary…obviously, Mary must have been injured?
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    Every season, top 25 teams play at least 1 maybe 2 cupcakes EVERY year. Be sure you come back next year with a snide remark about them doing it too.

  15. Two things,,,
    One
    Up 31-0 halftime did players in the 4th quarter do any Deion impressions and what pray tell would the score be if Alabama play Edward Waters College???

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