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Jedd Fisch hints at hiring former Arizona standout Brandon Sanders

Brandon Sanders

Cryptic Jedd Fisch is at it again.

On Friday, the new Arizona football coach tweeted a photoshop of former UA defensive back Brandon Sanders on a milk carton that reads “MISSING” and “Have you seen me?” along with “Nov. 24, 1995,” the date of Sanders’ last game as a Wildcat, a 31-28 home win over Arizona State.

As we’ve come to learn about Fisch, this means Sanders is joining the UA program in some capacity. Arizona does not have any more assistant coaching vacancies, but it did recently post a job listing for a coordinator of football alumni and high school relations.

That seems like a perfect job for Sanders. He is a UA alumnus and local high school coach. He most recently was the head coach at Tucson’s Pueblo High School for six seasons, where he had five winning seasons.

At Arizona, Sanders was a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 safety and part of the vaunted Desert Swarm defenses in the mid 1990s. He later went on to play in the NFL but has remained a part of the Tucson community.

Assuming Sanders does join the program, he would join defensive line coach Ricky Hunley and safeties coach Chuck Cecil as legendary Wildcats to return to the program this offseason, part of Fisch’s initiative to tap into the program’s history.

In case you’re wondering what that coordinator of football alumni and high school relations job entails, here is how the official job listing described the duties:

  • Thorough knowledge of the recruiting process
  • Thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Serve as primary liaison with high school coaches and administrators around the country.
  • Create communication, outreach, and partnerships with high school coaches and administrators.
  • Develop a national network for recruiting relations with key Football alumni ambassadors.
  • This position will work in conjunction with the Assistant Athletics Director, Alumni Letterwinners/A-Club for all Football specific efforts including but not limited to:
  1. Streamline and enhance communication, procedures, and outreach in line with the A-Club’s efforts
  2. Serve as the alumni liaison on Football game days and open practices
  3. Serve as host for alumni and their families visiting the Tucson community and the University of Arizona
  4. Serve as the alumni liaison for away-game stewardship and tickets
  5. Serve as primary liaison football facilities tours and campus visits
  6. Enhance outreach and programming for Arizona Letterwinners in the NFL
  • Support Director of Players Personnel in development metric driven systems to analyze athletics and academic performance of prospective student-athletes.
  • Support Director of Player Development efforts in mentorship and career and personal development with alumni-focused initiatives
  • Represent the football program at professional, civic, charitable, and alumni events (including Football alumni weekend and Homecoming) in Arizona and around the country
  • Support all on campus recruiting activities
  • Enhance partnerships and relationships within the Tucson community
  • All other duties as required relative to support of the Football Program