REPORT: Deion Sanders in Talks With Two Schools About Head Coaching Job

Morgantown, West Virginia – In a just-released article by 247 Sports, Deion Sanders is said to be engaging in talks with Colorado and South Florida about the head coaching position at both schools.

Sanders, 55, just completed an 11-0 season as the head coach of Jackson State and has made it clear that he hopes to coach next at the FBS level.

Having said that, West Virginia will likely soon be in search for a new head coach after Neal Brown is inevitably fired following the season and frankly, the new director of athletics at West Virginia would be crazy not to at least reach out and gauge Sanders’ interest in the program.

Although perhaps a long-shot, if Sanders would consider programs like South Florida and Colorado, it’s fair to think that he would give West Virginia a look as well.

Sanders is a potential program-changer who would give the university immediate attention from around the country and is an incredible recruiter who could bring major talent to Morgantown. In his 3rd season at Jackson State, Sanders is 23-5 overall, and Power 5 Conference athletic directors who have spoken to him were very impressed with his knowledge and preparation.

While he could turn the program into a circus and potentially use the university as a stepping stone for more prominent positions in the future, Sanders would solve a lot of problems with the football program immediately, would push the program back into immediate prominence and is certainly worth the risk right now for West Virginia University.