“Yeah, Definitely, The Report Is True” | Deion Sanders Confirms Colorado Has Offered Him Their Head Coach Position

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On Monday Deion Sanders confirmed that he has indeed been offered the Colorado Buffaloes job. Late last week reports swirled that Sanders was offered and could be mulling a decision that would be an upgrade for both him and his staff.

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Deion Sanders Addresses Colorado Job Offer

During Monday’s SWAC football championship press conference, Sanders addressed the elephant in the room.

“Yeah, definitely, the report is true. They’re not the only ones. I’m not going to sit up here and tell you all of the business, but they’re not the only ones. And I’d be a liar if I said they didn’t offer. You know they did. I know they did. Everybody knows they did. So it is what it is.”

“That’s not my focus right now. My focus is to win and to be dominant and then not even go on to the Celebration Bowl, my focus is right here in this beloved stadium, to be dominant Saturday. That’s my focus. I keep the main thing, the main thing. Everybody that knows me knows that about me. I have an innate ability to focus to keep the main thing main thing.”

Sanders has long been adamant about listening, entertaining and even interviewing for other jobs while he’s the head coach at Jackson State. He reiterated this during his “60 Minutes” interview last month, while also saying a move would be done with his assistants in mind, as he feels they’ve outcoached their current pay.

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Since his arrival at Jackson State, Sanders has gone 26-5 with two SWAC East titles, one SWAC title and a Celebration Bowl appearance. He can add to those last two with a win over Southern in next week’s SWAC championship.

Sanders opened up about his fame and being a high-profile candidate.

“Well, to someone else that hasn’t been that dude, it’s intoxicating. I’ve been ‘Prime’ for a long time, dog. Attention ain’t nothing new to me. Come on. I’m not being braggadocious. That’s a good word. Being in the spotlight ain’t new to me. I gotta just turn that light and channel it into the support staff. We’ve been in the spotlight for a long time individually. It’s time to bring us collectively, and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since I stepped on this campus and into HBCU football.”

Last offseason Sanders reportedly interviewed for multiple Power Five gigs, and while he didn’t receive an offer to take one of the jobs, he mentioned that the schools were very interested. He even told Dan Le Batard how good he was in the interviews during an appearance on his show. And that he believed he should’ve gotten the job offers. 

Coach Prime Might Be Leaving Jackson State After Season 

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When “College GameDay” went to Jackson State last month, Coach Prime was asked about possibly leaving JSU for a bigger job.

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“First, I gotta stay focused and I gotta maximize these moments and continue to dominate these moments. And when we cross that hurdle, we can cross that hurdle,” Prime said. “I’d be a liar and fool to say I’m not going to entertain those things, because I am. But I have made no plans to move on. I have made no plans to go anywhere. I have made plans to dominate today.”

Well, that was about a month ago. Things are heating up, and for some reason, Prime seems more serious about the possibility of departing Jackson, Mississippi, for Boulder, Colorado, or another opportunity. JSU better pass around the collection plate and find some resources to retain Coach Prime, his two sons and his daughter Shelomi, who plays on the women’s basketball team. The Sanders family seems to be a package deal, so JSU should enjoy the moment, because it could be fleeting.