Deion Sanders isn’t letting his Jackson State football program rest on its laurels. After a historic season of firsts, the charismatic Sanders wants more from his guys in 2022. Sanders is a walking soundbite who’s never camera shy and will always give you his honest opinion. Based on how he’s running spring practice in 2022, he is stepping up his expectations and applying more pressure on his team to improve.
He clearly wants his team to be better and tougher. Coach Prime goes as far as letting his boys get some steam off by throwing blows in the heat of the battle.
With the Tigers firmly entrenched in their spring practices, Sanders is urging his coaching staff to push their guys to the limit.
With “Thee Pregame Show” there to catch every Coach Prime moment, you know he’ll provide plenty to talk about.
Prime has preached to his coaches the importance of refusing to accept mediocre:
“Coaches, I need you to stay on their butts. I need you to not allow mediocrity. Make them start it over. I need you to make sure they’re concise, really make sure they have whatever foot on the line they need, and make sure they do things properly.”
Sanders, the Pro Football Hall of Famer, is big on repetition, good habits and attention to detail. He often talks about his admiration for Alabama coach Nick Saban and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, two of the game’s most notable taskmasters.
Both are known to have strong attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned. Sanders wants to dominate HBCU Football so he studies the greats of the craft to learn what it will take to do so. What better two examples than the most successful football coaches ever at the NFL and NCAA level?
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— COACH PRIME (@DeionSanders) March 22, 2022
“We’re going to create habits,” Sanders said. “And then create a habit out that habit we created. We’re going to work, we’re going to go hard.”
Tigers Had A Historic 2021: Want More In 2022
The Jackson State Tigers are coming off a historic banner year, which saw them win the SWAC for the first time in 14 seasons. They also posted the first 11-win season in program history. For their efforts, the Tigers took part in the team’s first Celebration Bowl, also known as the de facto Black College Championship. Head coach Deion Sanders was named the Eddie Robinson Award winner, given annually to the top coach in College Football Subdivision or FCS. His son Shedeur, the team’s starting quarterback, won the Jerry Rice Award given annually to the freshman in FCS. A historic recruiting class also has contributed to the optimism leading into this season.
Now the task at hand is to be even better than last year. And to do that it’s going to take an all-hands-on-deck approach from the administration, coaching staff, players, trainers and more. Sanders is a creature of habit and he wants his team to adopt that motto and way of life.
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— COACH PRIME (@DeionSanders) March 15, 2022
Competition Will Pick Up: Yes We’re Teammates But We’re Also Fighting For Playing Time
Healthy, inspired competition brings out the best in a team. And with Sanders leading the way, competition in Jackson, Mississippi, will be even more intense in fall camp.
“Usually I don’t like you to compare and compete, but today I’m going to ask you to compare and compete,” Sanders told his team.
”You guys size each other up, that’s what your generation does, everything is size, everything is equating one to another.”
Domination Is A Mentality: Tigers Must Instill That Trait
Sanders wants the Tigers to have that mentality in everything they do, and he’s not going to stop until they have it.
“We’ve already won, and we’re gonna win, but let’s be dominant.”