Jackson State coach Deion Sanders is widely expected to announce his plans for the future Saturday after the Tigers take on Southern University in the 2022 SWAC Championship game. Sanders has been linked to his job offers in Colorado, Cincinnati and South Florida, with Prime himself confirming job offers from the Buffaloes.
Now you know the value of your offer.
Colorado provided Sanders with more than $5 million a year, according to CBS News Colorado. The offer is said to include incentives to raise salaries. Details are unknown, but these incentives could reportedly increase his salary by around 40%. Sanders has already laid the groundwork for the staff and players he will address at the Colorado transfer portal, which officially opens on Monday, but some players have already expressed their intention to switch programs.
The offer makes sense considering Sanders was successful and prominent at Jackson State. He’s 26-5 in his three seasons with the Tigers, and this season he’s 11-0. Sanders also recruited some of the country’s best talent, including Travis Hunter, the #1 recruit in the 2022 class. Colorado appears to want Sanders to do the same with the program that won him the national title in 1990.
Colorado fired coach Karl Dorell in October after a 5-0 start to the season. Dorell took over the program during the COVID-shortened season after Mel Tucker unexpectedly left to take a job in Michigan, and the Buffaloes went 4-2 in the abbreviated 2020 season. After a good start, in the next 17 games he lost 13. The 2020 season is his one of two seasons the Buffaloes have advanced to a bowl game in the last 15 years.
- Colorado offers Deion Sanders more than $5 million annually as coach considers his options
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