Bad Idea for Texas A&M Football: Deion Sanders
Look, when both Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith recommend a guy like this, it’s hard to say no. But somehow, some way, something is still nagging at me that this is a bad idea. It’s just one of those gut feeling things!
Is it the way the Buffaloes have gone off a cliff in the last few weeks? Perhaps. Is it the fact that they, at most, have had only one phase (passing offense) that works and three (rushing offense, passing defense, rushing defense) that are absolutely abominable? That could be it as well. Is it the question of a culture fit at a place with such a well-defined personality as Texas A&M? Who can say?
In reality, this would be one of the worst possible options for the Aggies. Sanders has not proven that he can manage a program above the FCS level—and even then, there was a bit of just simply “out-athleting” the opponent. That type of approach won’t fly in the SEC. This would absolutely be a splash hire—but in the worst possible way.
The spotlight here is huge. This is a place that is pouring untold levels of resources into the football program to aid them in winning. The guy who comes here needs to be able to take advantage of those resources and parlay them into maximum efficiency. I do not believe that Coach Prime is that guy. He has shown questionable leadership both at Prime Academy and now at Colorado, where he recently demoted who is clearly the best coach on his staff in Sean Lewis. I wouldn’t trust this hire at all.