There is a buzz all around Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders again as major college football jobs are opening up almost daily.
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Although the Tigers haven’t fired head coach Bryan Harsin, it might be just a matter of time before he is let go. Fox Sports college football commentator Bruce Feldman says there is a lot of talk about Sanders going to a Power 5 school and discussed that on The Paul Finebaum Show.
“The NFL people I know who know him really well think if you’ve got a big job, why not Deion?” he said. “He’s done a really good job where he’s at and he’s obviously recruited at a high level. I think one of the things that has happened is that because Florida State has gotten off to a really nice start under Mike Norvell, that’s a job a lot of people have said, ‘Ooh, I can see Deion going back home.’ I don’t know if Deion would look at an Arizona State. … Arizona State is going to have the NCAA investigation hanging over it. I don’t know how stable the AD situation or the leadership there is. ”
Feldman continued to discuss the possibility of Sanders coming to Auburn.
“I’d be curious, we see the AFLAC commercials, would Deion say, ‘my alma mater doesn’t seem to be coming open with Mike Norvell turning a corner, Auburn’s a big job.’ I’d be fascinated to see what Deion could do there. To me, that would be a really, really interesting addition for the SEC,” said Feldman.
Sanders was up for the Arkansas job a few years ago and almost got it. Auburn is a big coaching gig and would be a huge get for that program. However, the instability within their athletic program may turn Sanders off, as he has said in the past he intends to stay at Jackson State and continue to build their program.