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Deion Sanders’ coaching staff at Jackson State will include none other than Terrell Owens as wide receivers coach and Warren Sapp coaching the defensive line, according to Joe Cook, sports director at WAPT-16 in Jackson, Mississippi.
That’s right, two Pro Football Hall of Famers teaming up with the hall of fame head coach to put together one of the biggest star power coaching staffs in college football history. Jackson State has to officially be on the radar of three-star kids who will have no choice but to consider being coached by guys who’ve made it to the top of the football mountaintop.
Deion says his coaching staff will have 84 years combined of NFL coaching and playing experience. Mario Edwards Sr. played in the NFL for five seasons. New Jackson State defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman is credited with turning Darrelle Revis into a future hall of farmer. Offensive coordinator Jason Phillips was Andre Ware’s main target during the Houston Cougars run-and-shoot days before going on to play five seasons in the NFL. Phillips has an extensive college coaching resume at the FBS level.
Update: Deion has responded. “THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG! This is how junk gets started. Not a good way to get started with me,” Prime said about Joe Cook’s staff revelation, which Cook hasn’t deleted. Sapp and T.O. are saying it’s fake news.
#CoachPrime talked about his staff this morning and how they have over 80 years of combined NFL playing or coaching experience. With T.O., Warren Sapp and Deion himself that really fits that description. Buckle up. pic.twitter.com/8OcOShQDSX
— Joe Cook (@JoeCookSports) September 22, 2020
Exactly #FAKENEWS but Coach Prime knows if he needs me to come share some knowledge I got him https://t.co/Esid0Bgx8t
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) September 22, 2020
You got Very Bad sources homie! @ me next time I’ll tell you the truth! #SappNeverFar
— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) September 22, 2020
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WOW…now THAT’S a college staff…but like everything else…these guys played the game at the highest level but can they coach up the players…do they have patience to teach the finer points.
Time will tell, but wish them and Coach Deion all the best!!!
That’s impressive. Prime and that staff should lead to big time recruiting.
If Prime and staff can coach half as well as they recruit, they’ll harken back to Jackson State’s glory days of Walter Payton…
He said he has coaches on his staff that our currently employed by other schools. Thats tampering. Hello. Imagine starting on probation
Prime is on staff at his sons high school. He is the OC and calls all the plays. I watch them play at the end of August on msespn. That team was crazy good and ran a complex Offense. With or without star power assistants Coach Sanders will bring J State to the next level. Watch out Leach and Kiffin.