Deion Sanders Dismisses FSU Job: 'I Haven't Spoken to Anyone From Florida State Regarding This'

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Just days after the NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport and Mike Garafolo reported that Deion Sanders had emerged as a candidate for the Florida State head coaching job, the Hall of Fame cornerback and NFL Network analyst said that he hasn’t talked to people at the school about the opening.

“I have not spoken to anyone from Florida State regarding this," Sanders said Sunday night on his weekly NFL GameDay Primeshow. “But let me assure you, I am 100%, 100%, desiring to coach at the next level and I will.”

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.

Florida State fired head coach Willie Taggart on Nov. 3 just 21 games into Taggart’s tenure. The school failed to make a bowl game in 2018 and was just 4–5 when Taggart was dismissed.

This past Saturday, the Seminoles picked up a 38–31 road win at Boston College to finish the ACC season 4–4. The ‘Noles finish off their regular season with games against Alabama State and Florida as they continue to search for their next head coach.