Sanders: Do not name me ‘Deion,’ name me ‘Coach’
Deion Sanders has passed by many names throughout his Corridor of Fame NFL profession, however now he simply desires to be known as “Coach.”Sanders, getting into his second season as head coach of Jackson State, made that clear at Tuesday’s Southwestern Athletic Convention media day occasion after he was addressed as “Deion” by a reporter for a second time.”You do not name [Alabama’s] Nick Saban, ‘Nick.’ Do not name me Deion,” Sanders advised a reporter from the Clarion Ledger, referencing the seven-time nationwide champion head coach.Sanders claimed that “in case you name Nick [Saban], Nick, you will get stubborn out on the spot,” including, “so do not try this to me. Deal with me like Nick.”Sanders later tweeted on Tuesday that he “by no means walked out of media day.”The second occurred after the on-camera portion of the occasion was over and on the finish of media availability. The reporter who known as Sanders by his first identify, Nick Suss, advised the Clarion Ledger that “after I interview folks, I name them by their first identify. Whether or not it is somebody I have been working with for years or somebody I am speaking to for the primary time.”The newspaper mentioned Suss is the group’s Ole Miss author and had coated Sanders at SWAC media day earlier than.Sanders, who glided by “Neon Deion” and “Prime Time” in his taking part in days, makes use of “Coach Prime” as his Twitter deal with.He went 4-Three in his first season with the Tigers, a marketing campaign that was pushed to this previous spring as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Jackson State opens this season on Sept. 5 towards Florida A&M on ESPN2.