The Florida State Seminoles might return to being primetime TV when they hire their next head coach, and they certainly will be must-see if Prime Time himself gets the job.
According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport and Mike Garafolo, Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has emerged as a candidate for the FSU head coaching job.
The eight-time Pro Bowler attended Florida State during the late 1980s, playing three sports: football, baseball and track. While in college, he once played in a baseball doubleheader in Columbia, S.C., and between games ran a leg for FSU’s 4x100-meter relay team in his baseball pants. On the football field in Tallahassee, Sanders was a two-time consensus All-American.
The current NFL Network analyst has no head coaching experience at the professional or college level, but starting in 2017, he took over as offensive coordinator at his alma mater, Trinity Christian High School in Cedar Hill, Texas, where his son Shedeur plays quarterback.
According to 247Sports, Shedeur, a junior, is a four-star recruit and already has offers from Florida, Alabama, Arizona State, Baylor and Florida State.
If Sanders does get the FSU job, he would be replacing Willie Taggart, who struggled throughout his brief tenure in Tallahassee.
Taggart was fired last Sunday after going just 9-12 in his one-plus seasons with the Seminoles.