As Deion Sanders, aka Coach Prime, prepares to part ways with Jackson State University, he makes sure the school’s new head coach gets a warm welcome.
Coach Prime introduces TC Taylor: “You deserve it!”
On Tuesday, Deion shared a video on his Instagram that showed him and the JSU football team welcoming TC Taylor, the new coach, with open arms.
Upon entering a team meeting, TC was greeted with a wave of excited cheers and applause. Amid the hype, Coach Prime and other staffers hugged TC and showered him with congratulations.
The new coach then took the opportunity to address the team. In his heartfelt speech, TC, who graduated from JSU in 2005, according to TMZ, spoke about how this opportunity is a dream come true.
“Ever since I started coaching, that [has been] a dream of mine, man. And to get this opportunity to manage a place that I grew up in, played in the same stadium that you guys played in… and now to say I’m the 22nd head coach.
Additionally, Deion showed love through his caption, writing, “You deserve it! Love you and cherish you my brother.”
The very next day, Deion also shared another video of TC speaking to the team before leaving for Atlanta. TC took the reins, urging the team to focus on what they had to do and “hold on”.
“This weekend is all about business. Let’s lock it up, man. Can’t be no shoulda, woulda, coulda. We gotta get on with our business… Let’s get outta here and get the hell out of here and do what we’re supposed to do.”
Deion heads to Colorado after signing a $29.5 million deal
As The Shade Room previously reported, Coach Prime has accepted a new position as head coach at CU Boulder. The move comes as he prepares to complete his third year as coach of the team, and it’s safe to say JSU will miss Deion.
Regarding his move to the University of Colorado Boulder, The Clarion-Ledger reports that his five-year contract is worth $29.5 million. However, according to athletic director Rick George, the institution is still working to secure all funds to pay Coach Prime.
Congratulations to TC Taylor, the new Jackson State University Head Football Coach! We also wish Deion Sanders all the best at CU Boulder.