Are Deion Sanders, Mike Norvell candidates for vacancy?

Texas A&M is currently seeking a new head coach following the dismissal of Jimbo Fisher after six seasons, with a buyout of $77 million.

Fisher’s tenure largely fell short of expectations, lacking conference titles and College Football Playoff appearances. Athletic director Ross Bjork cited the failure to meet full potential and an absence of improving trend lines as reasons for Fisher’s termination.

College Station authorities assert that the next head coach’s salary is of no concern and anticipate heightened challenges with Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC in the upcoming season. Given this, timing is critical for the new coach’s hiring, with the first transfer portal window occurring after the regular season in December and the early signing day starting on Dec. 20.

Over the next few weeks, numerous names will be proposed for the position. Here is the latest on the Texas A&M coaching search:

Deion Sanders

Colorado head coach Deion Sanders is trying has remained positive despite the Buffaloes' struggles in recent games.

Colorado head coach Deion Sanders is trying has remained positive despite the Buffaloes’ struggles in recent games.

Colorado’s first-year coach has yet to publicly address the speculations, but others have weighed in on the matter.

Stephan A. Smith of ESPN’s “First Take” has expressed that Sanders to A&M would make sense.

“That’s what I’ve been saying, Deion Sanders in the SEC,” Smith exclaimed. “With that vault that they have available to them. Them hogs that he could recruit,” Smith said. “He doesn’t have them at Colorado, and he ain’t going to get them. “Primetime Deion Sanders in the SEC? That needs to happen.”

Dan Lanning

Despite being the head coach of Oregon, Lanning has made it clear that his plans are to remain with the Ducks. The team is currently ranked No. 6 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

Mike Norvell

The Florida State head coach, Mike Norvell, and Texas native, offered a less emphatic about staying in Tallahassee. The undefeated Seminoles are in the hunt for the College Football Playoff.

Mike Elko

Duke head coach and former Texas A&M defensive coordinator, Mike Elko, has distanced himself from rumors of leaving. Elko underlines his contentment at Duke and dismisses speculations regarding his potential departure.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Texas A&M football coach search: Is Deion Sanders a legit candidate?


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