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Deion Sanders wants to coach at FSU?

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Will Deion Sanders be making a return to his old stomping grounds in Tallahassee?

It’s a question many people are wondering after Sanders made an unexpected appearance on the sidelines of the Independence Bowl as his former team, Florida State, wiped out Southern Miss Wednesday afternoon.

Speculation began when 247Sports’ Josh Newberg reported that there is a “mutual interest in Sanders joining the team as its defensive backs coach.”

During an in-game interview in the first half, Sanders was directly asked by ESPN about the possibility. Sanders didn’t confirm nor deny the report.

“You never know,” said Sanders. “I’ve been known to make big plays with these colors on. That’s all I’m gonna say.”

His vague answer left a lot open to interpretation, especially considering that it came shortly after Willie Taggart posted this photo with Sanders from the team hotel Wednesday morning:

Taggart was also interviewed in the first half of the game by ESPN TV and spoke about coaching vacancies without tipping his hand.

Reportedly, Sanders spoke to the Seminoles players at the team hotel prior to them leaving to play the Independence Bowl game in Shreveport. And it’s curious, that he would just be at the mid-week bowl game in Shreveport, LA, without a more meaningful purpose than to be a fan.

Sanders currently serves as an analyst for the NFL Network. He’s never coached at the collegiate level, however he did serve as the offensive coordinator at a private school in Texas this past season.

Sanders was a two-time All-American at Florida State (1987, ’88), and won the Jim Thorpe Award during his final season playing for the Seminoles in 1988. He was selected in the first round of the 1989 draft by the Atlanta Falcons and played in the NFL through the 2005 season.

His elite level of play earned him inductions into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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