Morgantown, West Virginia – According to multiple sources, Hall of Fame defensive back Deion Sanders is “in the mix” for the vacant coaching opening at TCU.
Sanders, who is currently the head coach at Jackson State, reportedly interviewed for the job at TCU on Monday and was very impressive. Now, he has put himself into position to be interviewed again by the university and potentially land this position.
A source close to the university’s selection committee told the Star-Telegram on Tuesday that “Sanders was impressive and is squarely in the mix.”
“I’m not saying he is going to get the job, not saying he’s the leading candidate at this point,” the source said, “but he is in the mix. He was impressive.”
Sanders, 54, is in his second season at Jackson State. His team currently has an 8-1 record and is in 1st place in the SWAC. In addition, Sanders managed to sign the 55th ranked recruiting class in the entire nation in 2021, the highest-rated recruiting class in FCS and HBCU history.
Sanders would bring a huge amount of excitement and attention to the Horned Frogs’ football program and the Big 12 Conference. Replacing the legendary Gary Patterson won’t be easy, but Sanders might just be the man for the job.