Deion Sanders would ‘love to have a conversation’ with the Big 12 Conference in the wake of conference realignment.
The NFL and College Football Hall of Famer, who is now the head coach at Jackson State, posted the rather cryptic message to his Twitter feed on Thursday. He provided no real context for the tweet, but one could read between the lines as his attempt to help the Big 12 with its membership issues.
On Thursday, the SEC unanimously accepted Oklahoma and Texas as members starting with the 2025-26 athletic year. On Friday, the two schools accepted the invitation, which will leave the Big 12 with just eight members schools at that time.
Is ‘Prime Time’ touting an answer for the Big 12? Hard to say. But, he is a coach in one of the largest conferences in FCS.
The second-year head coach at Jackson State is trying to rebuild that program within an expanding SWAC that has two new members for 2021, the Florida A&M Rattlers and the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. That bring the conference to 12 members.
Last week, Sanders bristled at the media during Southwestern Athletic Conference Media Day, as he chafed at the media calling him by his first name.
“If you call Nick (Saban), Nick, you’ll get cussed out on the spot, so don’t do that to me,” Sanders said. “Treat me like Nick.”
When the media called him by his first name again, he cut his interview short.
Nick, in this case, was Alabama head coach Nick Saban, who has led the Crimson Tide to six national championships.
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