Deion Sanders says he will be head coach of college team in 2021
Deion Sanders was linked to the Florida State head coaching job a couple of months ago via an unconfirmed rumor, but there was never any indication that he was an actual candidate for the job. However, the Hall of Famer says it is “definite” that he will be a head coach at the college level roughly a year from now.
In an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Tuesday morning, Sanders said it is a certainty that he will be a college head coach in 2021. He also claimed he had an interview with Florida State and another school, though he would not specify which.
Deion Sanders on the Dan Patrick Show: "I'm going to be a head coach in college football next year. That's definite."
Said he had interviews with Florida State and a "second school" this offseason.
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) January 28, 2020
Sanders made similar remarks about coaching at the college level when responding to the original Florida State rumors, though he did not express confidence that a coaching opportunity will present itself next year. He also denied having spoken with anyone from the Seminoles at the time, so it’s unclear when the supposed interview with FSU would have taken place.
It’s not hard to believe Sanders wants to land a college head coaching job, but saying he has spoken with teams could be his way of trying to boost his own stock. If other teams believe he was a candidate for the Florida State job and interviewed with another program, they may believe “Prime Time” is a hot coaching commodity.
Of course, Sanders has some red flags surrounding him. He was fired over an assault claim from his job as a coach at Prime Prep Academy, which is the school he founded. The school later closed due to financial mismanagement after Sanders had been fired a second time.
Sanders could definitely help a team with buzz and recruiting, but it seems more likely that he would land an assistant coaching job first and have to work his way up.