Report: Deion Sanders tells recruits he’ll pick a school by Saturday

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Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders officially has become a big-time college football coach.

Big-time college football coaches treat lower-level jobs as stepping stones to something bigger and better. Deion seems to be on the bring of taking a bigger and better job.

Via Kevin O’Donnell of Fox 13 in Tampa Bay, the current Jackson State coach is telling recruits he’ll be “at a school” on Sunday.

Per O’Donnell, the finalists seems to be Colorado, USF, and Cincinnati. Presumably, Sanders also could decide to stay where he is.

Sanders has spent three seasons at Jackson State. He has transformed and energized the program. Some thought he’d stay there for the rest of his coaching career.

But Deion, like all big-time college football coaches, wants more. And he has every right to pursue more. That’s how it works. The goal is to climb the ladder, make more money, win more games, pursue championships, etc.

It’s wrong to criticize coaches for doing it. Almost as wrong as it is for coaches to criticize college football players who make decisions in their own best interests.

That’s really the key here. Coaches can do what they want, go where they want. Players should have the same freedom, without getting called out for it.

11 responses to “Report: Deion Sanders tells recruits he’ll pick a school by Saturday

  1. Can’t see prime time living in the Colorado or Cincy snow. It’s going to be USF or stay put

  2. If you’re white, you don’t have to climb the ladder at all. You can fail up or sideways.

  3. yvietnamwasfightingtheclap says:
    November 30, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    If you’re white, you don’t have to climb the ladder at all. You can fail up or sideways.
    _______________________

    Even diagonally, like Saturday.

  4. He has a pocket full of top recruits who won’t stay put at that school forever. Time for a jump might be now in those respects but not sure there is a great job there for him.

  5. What if the coach has signed a multiyear contract? What if he has told recruits and their parents that he’s going to stay for the four years they will be at the school?

  6. He has 2 sons on the team. QB1 and CB1. No way he leaves them to finish their careers with another coach

  7. jojomogir says:
    November 30, 2022 at 6:29 pm
    What if the coach has signed a multiyear contract? What if he has told recruits and their parents that he’s going to stay for the four years they will be at the school?
    ———————————————————————————
    When Jimmy Johnson was at Oklahoma State and A Letter of Intent was a binding contract ( No Changing your mind and being eligible to play at another school ) Hall Famer Thurman Thomas’ Mother tells the story of how Jimmy Johnson guaranteed her on Friday that he would stay at Oklahoma State for All Four years if her son signed with him. Thomas signed and on Monday Jimmy Johnson announced that he was the New Coach at Miami. It happens. At least now the players have an opportunity to transfer

  8. Come on, Coach Prime! CU recently changed how it accepts transfer credits, so all those JSU studs can come on too. At CU Sanders might win more games than Colorado Mines, or CSU-Pueblo. That’s what college football fans in CO have right now – better D2 football than D1. Come on, Prime!

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