Jackson State Success
Sanders kicked off his head coaching career at Jackson State and ignited the program. They went 27-6 during his tenure including an unprecedented undefeated season. Coach Prime deserves immense credit for this because it’s not easy for HBCUs to compete with the biggest programs.
But Sanders helped them to win two Southwestern Athletic Conference championships. The Tigers also achieved more national attention than ever before in their history. In the end, money and ambition talked but Sanders had a great stretch in Mississippi (via The Atlantic).