There are always plenty of surprises in the college football coaching carousel, but Stephen A. Smith lobbied for the biggest of them all on Monday.
Texas A&M made the expensive decision to fire head coach Jimbo Fisher over the weekend, and names are already floating around for a potential replacement in College Station.
If Smith had his way, though, the choice would be easy: Deion Sanders.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) November 13, 2023
Smith said on Monday’s edition of Get Up that Deion to the SEC “needs” to happen and that he wanted Texas A&M to hire Sanders.
Now, Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes were *the* story of the season’s first few weeks. Coach Prime won the first three games after completely overhauling a 1-11 team’s roster. But Colorado has fallen back down to Earth a bit with a 1-6 record since that start (and losers of its past four games). While Sanders considerably improved Colorado compared to last season, the team would need to upset Washington State and Utah on the road to make a bowl game.
Sanders could be well on his way to a bigger job in college football, but the timing right now just doesn’t seem ideal. After all, if Sanders were to hypothetically take the Texas A&M job (or any other job), it would be difficult for Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter to come along after already using a transfer.
Still, Smith’s suggestion certainly caught the attention of college football fans.