Jackson State University May Be Close to Hiring T.C. Taylor to Replace Deion Sanders as Head coach

Jackson State University May Be Close to Hiring T.C. Taylor to Replace Deion Sanders as Head coach

Jackson State University May Be Close to Hiring T.C. Taylor to Replace Deion Sanders as Head coach

With the departure of football head coach, Deion Sanders, who has accepted a coaching job at the University of Colorado Boulder, Jackson State University is expected to make T.C. Taylor Sanders’ replacement.

According to Football Scoop, Taylor, who once played for the Jackson State University Tigers and was most recently the program’s wide receivers coach is anticipated to become the head coach of the school’s football team.

On the recommendation of Coach Prime Sanders, Taylor has been a key figure in helping Sanders guide the direction and success of the football team.

Taylor, who once played for teams in the NFL and NFL Europe was a record-setting Tigers wideout during his collegiate days. He has been on the coaching staff since 2019, a year before Sanders was brought on as head coach.

The Clarion-Ledger reported that Taylor, who is a Mississippi native, played both the quarterback and wide receiver position while attending JSU from 1998-2001. In the 19 games he lined up at the wide receiver position, he caught 188 passes for 1,793 yards. As a senior, He set a school record with 84 receptions for 1,234 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Taylor previously coached at Coahoma Community College, which is located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He worked there from 2005-11, when he began as the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach and in the last six seasons he was there, he was the school’s offensive coordinator.

He then moved on to Texas Southern in 2012 and 2013 as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. From there, he spent the next five seasons as the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at North Carolina Central from 2014-18. He went back to Jackson State University in 2019.

According to The Sporting News, NFL Hall of Famer Sanders accepted the position as the football head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is currently still the head coach of the Jackson State University Tigers, who recently won the division championship.

Jackson State University May Be Close to Hiring T.C. Taylor to Replace Deion Sanders as Head coach

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