(Stats Perform) - Just the prospect of Deion Sanders becoming the next head coach at Jackson State is worthy of prime time attention.
The possibility is quite real as the Southwestern Athletic Conference school in Mississippi seeks to fill its vacancy, possibly with a splash. Sanders, the Pro Football and College Hall of Fame inductee who is among the greatest cornerbacks in history, has been pursuing a coaching career since leaving the NFL Network last month.
Jackson State athletic director Ashley Robinson said Wednesday night the program would name a coach in "five-to-six days." Football Scoop was the first to report on Sanders' candidacy, and attention grew on Thursday when various media outlets said talks had intensified between the two parties.