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Deion Sanders denies report he’s putting together a Hall of Fame coaching staff

Deion Sanders is dipping into the well of Hall of Fame NFL players!

Deion Sanders of the NLF 100 All-Time Team is honored on the field prior to Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

UPDATE: Coach Prime is shooting down the report!

Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders is the new head coach of the Jackson State Tigers, and he is bringing together quite the name-brand coaching staff. According to sports reporter Joe Cook, the staff will include former NFL players Terrell Owens, Warren Sapp, Dennis Thurman, Mario Edwards, and Jason Phillips.

From that group, Phillips and Thurman have the most extensive experience, which makes sense in their coordinator roles. Edwards has some high school coaching experience, while Owens and Sapp have no formal coaching experience but have worked with younger players at times since retiring.

Phillips was most recently the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach at Utah State. He’s coached wide receivers and/or passing games dating back to 1999. Thurman started coaching in 1988, primarily as a defensive backs coach but also as a defensive coordinator for the Jets and Bills in recent years.

The Tigers may or may not win some games under Coach Deion, but they’ll at least have some fascinating sound bites.