Jacksonville Jaguars legend Jimmy Smith wants to join Deion Sanders’ coaching staff at Jackson State University.
“I would almost give my left arm to be a part of this staff,” Smith told TMZ Sports on Tuesday after Sanders was announced as the new head coach.
Jackson State holds a special place in Smith’s heart — he played there for four years from 1988-1991 and finished his college career with 110 receptions, 2,073 yards and 16 touchdowns. In 2011, he was named to the Jackson State University All-Century team.
And now that Sanders is the head coach, Smith is going to do everything he can to be a part of the team.
“In the past, I didn’t have any interest [in coaching] but after today and seeing that press conference introducing Deion Sanders as the head coach, I would almost give my left arm to be a part of this staff,” Smith said.
“I’m thinking about getting in the car and driving over to Jackson today just to hunt for Deion Sanders and take him by the coattails and say, ‘Look, I’m going to be here. This is my alma mater.’”
It’s time to give Lightning a job interview, Prime.