After a 4-5 start to the 2019 season following a highly disappointing 2018 campaign, the Florida State Seminoles agreed a buyout to part ways with head coach Willie Taggart, firing him on Sunday.
The program quickly declined after the departure former head coach of Jimbo Fisher, who left for Texas A&M, and are apparently looking to make a splash with a big name to get the ‘Noles back to the powerhouse program it was a few years ago.
According to reports, Deion Sanders is a candidate for the gig.
NFL Network analyst and Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has emerged as a candidate for the Florida St. head coaching job, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. A fascinating situation that could unfold.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 8, 2019
“Primetime” is of course known for his contributions in pads and a helmet, but Sanders has served as offensive coordinator for successful Texas prep program Cedar Hill Trinity Christian High School.
Sanders is an FSU alum (1985-1988), eventually going on to play 14 seasons in the NFL, becoming one of the greatest defenders in league history.
Since hanging up the cleats in 2005, Sanders has been contribution to football as an analyst for NFL Network.