Deion Sanders Is a Candidate For the Florida State Head Coaching Vacancy

Ryan Phillips
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Deion Sanders is a Florida State legend but this is something I personally didn't see coming. According to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, Sanders has emerged as a legitimate candidate for the FSU head coaching job.

Sanders played football and baseball at Florida State and was a three-time All-American at cornerback. He parlayed that into being the fifth overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. He was a nine-time first-team All-Pro in the NFL at cornerback.

Before you ask, no Sanders has no coaching experience to speak of. The 52-year-old has never been an assistant or head coaching experience in college or in the NFL.

Florida State's head coaching search has certainly taken some odd turns in just a few days. A lot of rumors suggested Bob Stoops was the leading candidate for the gig. That fell apart early in the week. Now they're on to Deion Sanders? It's just a puzzling move.