There has been a ton of speculation about Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders after Sanders revealed that he was offered the head coaching position at Colorado. Further reports emerged on Thursday indicating that Sanders may be a finalist for another big-time Power Five program.
CBS Sports college football analyst Su’a Cravens reported on Thursday that he is hearing that Sanders will indeed leave Jackson State after the conclusion of this season. He also added that both the Colorado Buffaloes and the Cincinnati Bearcats are potential landing spots for Sanders.
“I’m hearing that Primetime aka Deion Sanders will in fact be leaving JSU after this season,” Cravens tweeted. It’s come down to two teams, Colorado and Cinci. I’m also hearing that it’s “95% a done deal” he goes to Boulder next year.”
I’m hearing that Primetime aka Deion Sanders will in fact be leaving JSU after this season. It’s come down to two teams, Colorado & Cinci. I’m also hearing that it’s “95% a done deal” he goes to Boulder next year 👀🔥 PAC-12 about to get real interesting with the Transfer Portal!
— Su’a (@iammsuzy) December 1, 2022
This report has caught the attention of the college football world, who are continuing to speculate about Sanders.
Interesting… Primetime at a P5 on the west coast would be interesting. https://t.co/ibi9ac7FNN
— Benjamin Criddle (@CriddleBenjamin) December 1, 2022
Deion to Colorado would be amazing for the conference.
I can only imagine the amount of transfers who would flock there. 👀🔥 https://t.co/6YVbfh11wj
— Marcus Greaves (@MarcusGreaves_) December 1, 2022
Oh boy… Deion bringing Prime Time to Boulder? That would be insane. https://t.co/BEM6ckGJK8
— Corbin K. Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) December 1, 2022
It’s getting smokier 👀 https://t.co/G6wbMM9BF4
— Barstool Colorado (@CUBarstool) December 1, 2022
— James Yarcho (@JYarcho_BUCS) December 2, 2022
Deion with the Bearcats would be amazing! https://t.co/z74l1Mcmzk
— David Harrison (@DHarrison82) December 2, 2022
The Bearcats have been a very impressive program under Fickell, and Sanders would undoubtedly be walking into a winning culture in Cincinnati should he have an interest in that position. In 2021, the Bearcats became the first Group of Five team to make the College Football Playoff and in 2023, Cincinnati will join the Big 12.
The Colorado position offers a different challenge for Sanders, with the Buffaloes last enjoyed a winning season in 2016.
Regardless, it seems like it may be only a matter of time until Deion Sanders leaves Jackson State for a Power Five job in the near future.