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Auburn football and baseball legend Bo Jackson thrust his support behind Jackson State football head coach Deion "Prime Time" Sanders coaching on the Plains.

With Tigers head coach Bryan Harsin seemingly on his way out, Sanders, also known as "Coach Prime," has seen his name floated around for not only Auburn but other Power 5 schools around the country.

Jackson said Sanders, who was also a two-sport star in his playing days, "has what it takes" to succeed "anywhere in the country" and at any level.

“Deion can coach anywhere in the country — college, professional level, anywhere that he wants to,“ Jackson told USA Today's "Sports Seriously." “It’s just whether or not the organization is ready for Prime.”

Jackson pointed to Sanders' quick success and coaching style at Jackson State as the prime reason why he would be successful at a place such as Auburn.

"You can look at what he's done for Jackson State in the short amount of time that he's been there," he added. "He has the charisma. He has what it takes because Deion, like myself, we were coached old-school. And that's the way he's coaching his players, and ... you're seeing the results."

Last month, Fox Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt predicted Coach Prime would end up at Auburn, arguing the coach would be able to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Alabama's Nick Saban and Georgia's Kirby Smart.

Sanders, in his third year leading Jackson State's program, holds a 20-5 record overall, and his Tigers are off to a 7-0 start this season.

Harsin holds a 9-11 record, and his Tigers are 3-4 to start his second season on the Plains.

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