FSU coaching search: Deion Sanders emerges as a candidate, per report

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
November 8, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- CBS Sports is reporting former Florida State All-American and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has "emerged as a candidate" to become the next Florida State coach.

The news of Sanders' interest in the FSU coaching job was broken by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

CBS' Adam Silverstein notes that Sanders has no experience coaching at the collegiate or professional levels, but does have high school coaching experience.

Silverstein adds, "It is tough to make sense of Sanders' candidacy considering he has no legitimate experience coaching, let alone any background in running an entire major Power Five program. However, there is no doubt that the man known as "Prime Time" would be a splashy, headline-grabbing hire, and his ability to relate to players could be a massive boon for Noles recruiting if there was a plan in place for the rest of the program."

CBS also adds Sanders reportedly toyed with the idea of joining Willie Taggart's staff as a defensive backs coach when Taggart was first hired, but that never materialized.

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