Deion Sanders “in the mix” for TCU head coaching job after “impressive” interview

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NFL Hall of Fame cornerback and current Jackson State head football coach Deion Sanders is in the running for the head coaching TCU following the departure of long-time head coach Gary Patterson.

According to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sanders had a first interview with the school on Monday and made a positive impression.

“I’m not saying he is going to get the job, not saying he’s the leading candidate at this point,” a source told Davison, “but he is in the mix. He was impressive.”

Sanders is in his second season as head coach of Jackson State after beginning his coaching career at the high school level in 2012. He made the move to Jackson State from Trinity Christian School in Texas where he served as offensive coordinator from 2017-2020.

Per the report, TCU is also pursuing Iowa State’s Matt Campbell, Louisiana’s Billy Napier, SMU’s Sonny Dykes and Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott. They initially had interest in Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore but he is reportedly no longer under consideration.

11 responses to “Deion Sanders “in the mix” for TCU head coaching job after “impressive” interview

  1. He’s done a better job at Jackson State than people give him credit for and in a very short time. Stepping up higher doesn’t necessarily mean success, but the guy has been extremely successful at anything he’s done in football. And if you’re TCU, are you really going to get a bigger name than that for recruiting?

  2. I was under the impression Deion was suffering from some sort of traumatic injury or complication from surgery? Certainly didn’t stop him from having that interview.

  3. When you look at the depth and body of Deion Sanders’ career, he’s truly a remarkable man. I hope he gets the gig and keeps progressing. I could see him winning a National Chapionship some day

  4. Report: If hired, Deion will also be joining the staff of the College of Business at TCU where he’ll be teaching a course titled “Business Decisions”.

  5. I’m confused,,,how is Deion,,,excuse me coach Sanders able to have a impressive interview for TCU job when he’s not well enough to coach on his current job???

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