“Well, that was on a lot of folks’ mind whether you were going to come back or not,” the reporter responded.
“It was on a lot of folks’ mind, but not a lot of our folks,” Sanders said. “Think about this, man. I’m in a hospital bed- fighting in a real fight. You have no idea, no one on this line has no idea what I’ve gone through. You just assume and guess, analyze this, analyze that. You have no idea.”
Sanders continued to detail some of the once everyday activities he now has to be helped with, including getting in and out of the car and bathroom.
“You think I’m thinking about departing or doing this or doing that, man?” Sanders asked. “I’m thinking about my life, and how I can bless the multitudes and God ain’t finished with me yet. So that’s my thought process.
“How I can help the next man up? How I can help the next sister raise their kids if the daddy ain’t doing his (part). How I can bring us together, unite us. How I could stop the darn killing in Jackson, Mississippi.”
Sanders eventually gave more of a clear answer, according to the Clarion-Ledger.
“Well, TCU is not the only one interested in my services,” Sanders said. “(Jackson State athletic director) Ashley Robinson is interested in my services and finishing out what I completed. Never believe rumors, especially when I’ve been in the hospital for darn near a month. So never just go out there and believe what you hear, my man.”
Sanders has ties to the Fort Worth, Texas area, where TCU is. He played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1995 to 1999. He also coached at Prime Prep and Trinity Christian, both in Texas, for the past decade before he accepted the position at JSU. TCU star running back Zach Evans tweeted he “wanted” Sanders to be TCU’s next football coach on Nov. 12.