Jay Glazer: ‘This Deion Sanders FSU Chatter Is Real’


Florida State fired head coach Willie Taggart on November 3 after he went 9-12 at the helm.

On Friday the publication ran a sidebar that read "Despite a report from the NFL Network that Deion Sanders is a candidate for the vacant FSU football coaching job, sources close to the search tell the Democrat that he is not a candidate". If nothing else, it could keep the eyes of some casual college football fans on how this unfolds.

Notable NFL Network insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garofolo lit up Twitter on Thursday night with a rumor that alleged that NFL Hall of Famer and former Florida State Seminoles legend Deion Sanders was legitimately in the running to be the next head coach in Tallahassee. "I know what the job involves, believe me, and I know I can do it".

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The Fort Myers, Florida native spent his college career at Florida State from 1986-1988 where he played three sports: track, baseball, and football.

A two-sport star at Florida State, his No. 2 jersey is retired. Moving from the sidelines to the broadcast booth is pretty common in the college football realm, but FSU may reportedly be looking for Deion Sanders to go the other direction. He also has maintained ties to the Seminoles' program, most visibly through occasional speeches to the team. He played in 641 games as an outfielder for four teams over a 13-year span - the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, and San Francisco Giants. The two-time Super Bowl champion has no coaching experience outside of being the offensive coordinator at his son's high school in Texas, spending most of his post-retirement professional life as an analyst on multiple platforms.

TV personality/retired National Football League player Deion Sanders walks the Blue Carpet at the 2015 Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award Ceremony at Pepsi Super Friday Night at Pier 70 on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.