Deion Sanders

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.”

This report has caught the attention of the college football world, who are continuing to speculate about Sanders.

With former Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell accepting the head coaching position at Wisconsin, there is certainly a possibility for Sanders to emerge as the top coaching target this offseason.

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.

[Su’a Cravens on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.