Is primetime coming to Jackson State? All signs are pointing to yes. It appears that NFL hall of famer Deion Sanders will be the next head coach at Jackson State University. For those wondering Jackson State is in Jackson, Mississippi. There were conflicting reports today about whether or not he would be the head coach but it appears that Sanders will be the coach and the big hold up on the contract being signed is that Deion Sanders is under contract with Under Armour while Jackson State is under contract with Nike.
A hangup getting smoothed out: Sanders is under contract with Under Armour. JSU is Nike.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 17, 2020
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 17, 2020
Deion Sanders today is the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian High School in Texas, where his son Shedeur plays the quarterback position. Shedeur Sanders, a four-star recruit, is headed to Florida Atlantic University after his Senior season.
Have to admit it would be pretty cool to see Deion on the sideline. Now, this is probably a stepping stone to a more lucrative job (he’s been rumored at Florida State before). Sanders would bring some attention to a Jackson State program that doesn’t get attention nationally.