Sanders led the Tigers (12-0, 8-0 SWAC) to their second consecutive conference championship victory with a 43-24 win over Southern.
Hours later, Colorado announced the hiring of Sanders.
Without Sanders, will Jackson State players leave? Will other colleges look to poach away Tigers before the Celebration Bowl on Dec. 17.
Some players have already declared their intentions.
Keep track of it all with our Jackson State transfer tracker:
The former four-star recruit appeared in one game for JSU this season and helped the Tigers defeat Alabama A&M 27-13 on Nov. 12.
The former Florida State edge rusher appeared in nine games and had five tackles, 1.5 for loss and one quarterback hit for Jackson State.
Michael Pleas Jr.
Pleas, a former Southern Miss linebacker, had one tackle in nine games from the Tigers.
The former Miami wide receiver entered the transfer portal after arriving in Jackson in December 2021. Pope, a four-star recruit in high school, played in four games this season and had one catch for 15 yards.
This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Jackson State football transfer portal: Follow all of JSU's activity