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Report: Deion a candidate for Florida State coaching job

Yahoo! Sports logo Yahoo! Sports 11/8/2019 Jason Owens

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Seminoles great and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is a candidate for the Florida State coaching vacancy, NFL Network reports.

Florida State fired head coach Willie Taggart on Sunday in the midst of his second season leading the program. It was an unorthodox move that saw the program dismiss its head with three games left in the season.

Florida State has been in a steep decline since the departure of Jimbo Fisher, who coached the Seminoles to their most recent national championship in 2013. The decline began before Fisher left for Texas A&M after the 2017 season that saw the Seminoles finish 7-6.

Florida State tallied a 9-12 record under the Taggart regime that saw unrest among boosters and fans.

Sanders is arguably the most recognized name and face associated with the program and would inject an immediate jolt of excitement in Tallahassee. He’s worked as the offensive coordinator for successful Texas prep program Cedar Hill Trinity Christian, where his sons played football.

But he has no coaching experience at the college level, much less a program with the profile of Florida State.

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