Deion Sanders reportedly coaching at a new school next year


Jackson State University head coach Deion Sanders talks to players during the third quarter of the Orange Blossom Classic against Florida A&M University at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Sunday, September 4, 2022.

Jackson State University head coach Deion Sanders talks to players during the third quarter of the Orange Blossom Classic against Florida A&M University at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Sunday, September 4, 2022.

dvarela@miamiherald.com

Prime Time could be heading to the Tampa Bay area, according to a report.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and Florida State alumnus Deion Sanders is rumored to leave his coaching gig at Jackson State, Tampa’s FOX affiliate WTVT reported Wednesday.

They include USF as well as American Athletic Conference foe Cincinnati and Power 5 program Colorado.

The Bearcats are heading to a P5 conference when they move to the Big 12 next year.

USF, meanwhile, capped a 1-11 season this past weekend with a loss to rival UCF. The Bulls fired head coach Jeff Scott in early November after he started 1-8.

Scott was hired in December 2019 from Clemson, where he had a long spell as an assistant coach. But in less than three seasons, Scott won four of 30 games, including a 1-19 record in the American Athletic Conference.

Meanwhile, Sanders led Jackson State to first place in the Southwest Athletic Conference’s East Division after an 11-0 regular season. Sanders snagged headlines in December 2021 when he lured top recruit Travis Hunter to sign with the HBCU, eschewing Power 5 offers.

Recently, Sanders lent support via social media for SWAC division rival Florida A&M after the Rattlers were snubbed from the FCS playoffs as a potential at-large team, despite its two losses coming to Jackson State and North Carolina, ranked in the latest Top 25 and playing in this weekend’s ACC title game.

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Jackson State University head coach Deion Sanders talks to players during the third quarter of the Orange Blossom Classic against Florida A&M University at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Sunday, September 4, 2022. Daniel A. Varela dvarela@miamiherald.com

Sports reporter Jason has covered high school, college and pro sports since joining the Bradenton Herald in 2010. He’s won Florida Press Club awards for sports feature and column writing. He currently writes college and pro sports stories for the McClatchy East Region real-time team.





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