Florida State thought they struck gold when they managed to pry Willie Taggart from the grasp of the Oregon Ducks and lure him to Tallahassee on a mega deal. Well, as we're all well aware, things didn't go to plan for Taggart in his Florida State tenure, and he was ousted from his role as head coach after 21 games, posting an abysmal 9-12 record, and constantly backsliding.
In order for the Noles to reassert themselves amongst college football's elite, they've been weighing the idea of bringing in various head coaches to replace Taggart, mostly in the shadows of secrecy.
Then, suddenly, in a flash of light, and according to Ian Rapoport, Pro Football Hall of Famer and FSU alum Deion Sanders has entered the fray.
While the idea of bringing back one of the all-time greats of the program as the head coach may seem like an intriguing plan, at the very least, Sanders is absolutely NOT the answer for Florida State's problems.
Bringing in an inexperienced head coach to try and navigate his way through the most tumultuous tenure in recent memory for the program is a tall task, and the Seminoles would be far better off going after a coaching candidate with a resume that suggests he can turn things around.
Sanders spent four seasons at FSU from 1985-88. He recorded 14 interceptions across 44 games with the program, and zero head coaching wins, because he is not (and has never been) a coach in any capacity.
While the idea of Sanders entering the coaching ranks eventually is not farfetched by any means, his first gig as a coach should not be leading the current dumpster fire that is Florida State. What this program needs is stability, now more than ever, and hiring a personality such as Sanders would not provide that. Need increased discipline and attention to detail installed? Legitimately how on earth is Prime your guy? He often refused to tackle as a pro.
There are various other candidates in play for the vacancy including names like James Franklin, Mark Stoops, Mike Norvell, Matt Campbell and more.
Make the right choice, FSU. While Sanders is an icon in Tallahassee, there's no way he's right to lead the team through these tough times.