Jackson State head football coach and all-time NFL great Deion Sanders is currently a hot name around the country.

Sanders, 54, took over as the Jackson State head coach back in 2020 without any top-level coaching experience. He’s turned that into a 9-1 record this season and an overall mark of 13-4.

Seen as a fiery figure dating back to his days as a player in the NFL from 1989-2005, Sanders could very well be looking at a coaching upgrade.

Most recently, he’s been linked to the Texas Christian job following the shocking resignation of Gary Patterson. In fact, he just recently interviewed for the Horned Frogs’ opening. Below, we look at five ideal fits for Deion Sanders should he move on from Jackson State.

USC Trojans hit big with Deion Sanders

Imagine this narrative. Sanders making his way to Southern California to be a replacement for the recently-fired Clay Helton. It’s a move of this ilk athletic director Mike Bohn might have to make to save a sinking ship.

The Trojans find themselves at 4-5 on the campaign. They have not made it to a major bowl since back in 2016 and have failed to win double-digit games since 2017. For USC, the idea of bringing in Deion would also enable the program to regain its popularity among the alumni and those in Southern California.