Faculty Soccer World responds to Deion Sanders information
Deion Sanders is a man of many names: Prime Time, Neon Deion, and Coach Prime to name a few.
But as the Jackson State Tigers head coach, Sanders seems to only accept one name (at least from the media).
On Tuesday, the Hall-of-Fame cornerback walked out of a SWAC Media Day event after a reporter referred to him as “Deion”. He reportedly left the press conference after being called by his first name for the second time.
Sanders called for the same respect reporters show six-time NCAA Champion Nick Saban.
“You don’t call Nick Saban ‘Nick’. Don’t call me Deion, ”Sanders said of Clarion Ledger’s Nick Suss. “If you call Nick (Saban), Nick, you will be insulted on the spot, so don’t do this to me … Treat me like Nick.”
In his first season as head coach, Sanders led the Tigers to a 4-3 record.
The college football world used Twitter to respond to Sander’s frustration.
This is a bad look from Deion and I’m sure it put the SWAC in an awkward position. https://t.co/3E8JJrkdXQ
– Matt Murschel (@osmattmurschel) July 20, 2021
I probably wouldn’t expect to be treated ONLY like Nick Saban until I was 6 years old in the national championships … but that’s just me. And I’m definitely not a fan of Alabama, lol. https://t.co/9TP2G5ximC
– Mary Grace (Eppes) Bonner (@mg_eppes) July 20, 2021
In his only season as a college coach, Deion finished… 4-3 🧐 https://t.co/X0Awg2Y1KW
– Ryan Kartje (@Ryan_Kartje) July 20, 2021
Sounds like someone isn’t ready for prime time https://t.co/eb1bRkKFiV
– Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) July 20, 2021
This is absurd behavior https://t.co/tytIPu3O5c
– Lee Sanderlin (@LeeOSanderlin) July 20, 2021
Deion Sanders couldn’t be more inaccurate. Nick Saban doesn’t “curse” reporters who call him “Nick,” as Deion says. What a clown procession to leave the media days because of it. https://t.co/HF3lyWrIF6
– John Talty (@JTalty) July 20, 2021
Let’s face it: no one would ever pay attention to Jackson State depth charts or exercise habits.
However, everyone will tune in to hear why Deion Sanders stormed out of a media event. # FreeMarketing101 https://t.co/7EDD8ZyB6V
– RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) July 20, 2021
Did you know that today was SWAC media day? Did you need to be reminded which school Deion Sanders trains?
Thanks to his tirade, Deion achieved what he set out to do and make the national news.
– Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) July 20, 2021
I call every coach I coach by their first name because I’m an adult and so are they. Never been a problem with Bob Stoops, Lincoln Riley, Nick Saban or anyone else. Deion Sanders is not the president. https://t.co/BZkfToOl7n
– Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) July 20, 2021
Sanders may not have had a hot start to his college football coaching career, but he has a lot to look forward to. Heading into 2021, the Jackson State head coach has the No. 1 recruiting class in the SWAC and the No. 54 class in the country.
Led by his son Shedeur (Country # 24 QB) and De’Jahn Warren (Country # 1 CB), this class should take the Tigers to new heights in the coming season.