Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders made headlines again this week when "Prime Time" announced that former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer had joined his staff.
Sanders and Zimmer are very close. Zimmer was Sanders' position coach when they were with the Dallas Cowboys in the 1990s and remained friends over the years.
Before taking over the Vikings, Zimmer was a defensive assistant with the Falcons, Bengals, and Cowboys, winning the 1996 Super Bowl as part of the Dallas staff.
In eight seasons as the Vikings' head coach, he went 72-56-1, won three NFC North titles, and led the team to the playoffs three times.
He was fired this past offseason after back-to-back losing seasons.
Zimmer seems genuinely excited to rejoin Sanders at JSU.
"I think the sky's the limit," Zimmer said. “If some would contribute to him and his football program, nothing would stop him.
He would compete with the Georgias and Alabamas and everyone across the country.
That's a big deal considering JSU is in the SWAC.
When it was suggested Jackson State and Alabama would face off, Sanders admitted his program wasn't quite ready for it,