It wasn’t long before speculation began to surface about Arizona State football’s next coach after Herm Edwards’ resignation.
And it wasn’t long before Deion Sanders’ name was put forward as a potential candidate for the ASU job.
Would Sanders be a good fit to coach the Sun Devils?
Some college football writers raved about what the Jackson State coach was able to do in Tempe.
Since Edwards’ resignation, there has been speculation about the former NFL star and the Sun Devils.
Here’s what they say about Sanders and the Arizona state soccer track:
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Dan Wetzel writes, “Perhaps the most baffling conundrum in big college football is how the state of Arizona – with its resources, location, weather and so on – is rarely good. The Sun Devils have been together in 35 years (back in 1996). It fired Herm Edwards on Sunday after it was defeated by Eastern Michigan So here we have a potential situation: the program that seems capable of anything but inexplicably never gets out of the way and the man and coach redefining his life what is possible. Deion Sanders to the state of Arizona? That would be something.”
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John Brice writes, “To ASU, possibly Atlanta and countless other compass points. Sanders is a former elite athlete in both Major League Baseball and the NFL. The Arizona state campus is several dozen miles from downtown Phoenix and there are hardly any entertainment options lacking in the Valley of the Sun But recruitment as preparatory football is excellent in the area is also not exactly lacking in the region for the right coach Do you think Sanders could not spark interest Jackson State currently enjoys a rising renaissance like the program has never seen, at a time when butts in stands is a widespread concern in college football – and many other sports.”
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Dennis Dodd writes, “Anderson went off script with Edwards hiring. Why don’t you throw another knuckleball? Not sure if Sanders’ top-level coaching chops match his mouth, but I’d give a front row “buy to sit and watch. Arizona State isn’t a top Pac-12 program, but it certainly needs a dose of adrenaline. Since Florida State probably won’t be open, Sanders would be a bold choice.”
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Andrew Gould writes, “Sanders turned Jackson State into a juggernaut so that the former NFL and MLB star could have the opportunity to land a selective coaching position at a Power Five school. However, he also mentions his current position a “calling.” and emphasized the importance of establishing an HBCU program. Still, Sanders has interviewed for other key conference jobs, and he could turn the right school into a key player if he’s looking for a new job. Wetzel sees ASU as a “sleeping giant” Sanders is uniquely qualified to wake up.”
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David Hookstead writes: “Sanders could be a great choice for the Sun Devils if the program dares to be. The delusions about Urban Meyer are comical, but the former MLB and NFL player coming to Tempe is very realistic. Previous season, Sanders tore an 11-2 record with the Tigers in his second season with the program and he is currently starting 3-0 in 2022. The man can get results on the field Yes it is FCS football but winning is still winning, and he’s doing it at a high level.”
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