If you thought Urban Meyer or Bob Stoops were eye-popping, perhaps unbelievable options to replace Willie Taggart at Florida State, just read the next sentence. Former Seminoles All-American and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has "emerged as a candidate" to become the next Florida State coach, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
Though Sanders, 52, has coached at the high school level, he has never coached for a college program or professional team and has spent the vast majority of his post-athletic career serving as a TV analyst, first for CBS Sports and currently for NFL Network.
When Taggart was first hired at Florida State, Sanders reportedly toyed with the idea of joining his staff as defensive backs coach. That obviously never materialized.
Sanders was a two-time unanimous All-American at Florida State and the 1988 Jim Thorpe Award winner. His No. 2 jersey is retired by the Seminoles, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.