Deion Sanders, the current head coach at Jackson State, is pushing for his program to be involved in a higher-level bowl. “You’ve got teams that are virtually 6-5 going to a bowl game. Ain’t nobody going to see them play. Ain’t nobody turning the channel to witness the foolishness. But you have us that travels deep, travels heavy."
Jackson State, currently 9-0 and ranked fifth in the FCS, leads the subdivision in attendance by a long shot. This isn’t the first time Deion Sanders has made overtures to have his Jackson State program considered to play in a Pre-New Years Day Bowl, and stated he would like to see other HBCUs, such as FAMU, get that chance as well.