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Colorado Football Hires Deion Sanders As Head Coach

Dec 3, 2022, 9:02 PM | Updated: 9:08 pm

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Head coach Deion Sanders of the Jackson State Tigers looks on before the game against the Southern University Jaguars of the SWAC Championship game at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium on December 03, 2022 in Jackson, Mississippi. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Deion Sanders is taking over as head coach at Colorado, bringing his charisma and larger-than-life persona to a beleaguered Pac-12 program that’s plunged to the bottom of college football.

The deal was announced by CU athletic director Rick George.

The Pro Football Hall of Famer has been at Jackson State, a historically Black college that plays in the NCAA’s FCS Division, since 2020 — guiding the Tigers to last season’s Southwestern Athletic Conference title and getting them to an 12-0 mark this season.

RELATED: After Championship Win, Utes Are Rose Bowl Bound

The Tigers beat Southern in the SWAC championship on Saturday.

The team went 27-5 in the Sanders era.

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