Former Vikings coach joins Deion Sanders’ workers at Jackson State
Former Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has a brand new gig on Deion Sanders’ workers at Jackson State as an analyst: “Pay’s not good however I do love Deion.”
Lately fired head coaches at all times appear to land an analyst job with Nick Saban’s Alabama workers however Mike Zimmer is taking a special route.
He’s going to be an analyst for Deion Sanders as a substitute.
The previous Vikings head coach obtained his introduction with Jackson State this week, becoming a member of the HBCU program due to his fondness for Sanders.
Former Vikings coach Mike Zimmer joins Deion Sanders’ workers at Jackson State’
“[Sanders] requested me about it just a few occasions. The pay’s not good,” Zimmer said on Thee Pregame Show. “However I do love Deion and I’d do something for him.”
The connection between Sanders and Zimmer started within the 90s with Zimmer teaching defensive backs for the Cowboys. Clearly, that player-coach relationship created deep respect between the 2. Zimmer even answered a call from Sanders during a Vikings press conference last fall.
Bringing the previous head coach on as an analyst is a savvy transfer by Sanders. He was a defensive coordinator at Washington State from 1989 to 1993, so he’s at the least aware of the faculty sport in some sense. He’s additionally obtained a wealth of NFL teaching data to share, even when it ended poorly between him and the Vikings.
Zimmer is the most recent large recruit for Jackson State and Sanders, who has introduced himself as a university soccer recruiting powerhouse by touchdown No. 1 general recruit Travis Hunter and High 60 large receiver Kevin Coleman within the class of 2022. He’s additionally landed a plethora of FBS-level transfers over the past two years.
Jackson State went 11-2 final season, successful the SWAC over Prairie View A&M earlier than dropping to South Carolina State within the Celebration Bowl.
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