The Florida State Seminoles are in the market for a new head coach, and we might have the craziest rumor to date. NFL Network reporters Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo are reporting that Deion Sanders has emerged as a candidate for the job.
Sanders is one of the greatest athletes in FSU history, but this would be craziness. He certainly would bring a name brand to the job and might get an edge in recruiting. He played football, baseball, and track at Florida State, earned All-American honors in 1987 and 1988, and won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back in 1988.
Recruiting is a key part of the job, but there are two questions of note: a) does Sanders’ name brand hold up with high schoolers now, and b) can he even coach? I suppose he does have some experience with an academic institution. He co-founded Prime Prep Academy and then saw it close in disgrace three years later.
It’s difficult to figure out where this rumor is coming from. Deion or his agent? The school trying to create some excitement around a job that can’t seem to find a big-name candidate?
Tomahawk Nation editor emeritus offered up the most succinct response to the likelihood of this rumor.