The Colorado Buffaloes football program has become familiar with the players who decided to enter the transfer portal.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders was named head football coach in December. Once he joined the program, he told players already on the roster that «we’re going to try to get them to quit,» and bluntly informed some of the players that «we’re going to move on.»
After last weekend’s annual spring game, at least 18 players opted to transfer. However, some of the former players have claimed that they have been denied access to the practice film for 2022.
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Tight end Zachary Courtney went on the transfer portal on April 19 and said the team refused to provide potential coaches with videos of 2022 practices.
Courtney took to Twitter on Tuesday to explain the situation.
COLORADO BUFALOS HAVE 18 PLAYERS ENTER TRANSFER PORTAL AFTER SPRING GAME
«To the coaches who are trying to recruit me. I’m sorry but I won’t be able to get my video of my practices last season as I can’t have it because the CU head coach won’t allow it,» Courtney posted. «This is very unfortunate and if you have any questions just send me a text!
«Once again, this is not an opportunity for Deion, I just wanted the trainers to know that I don’t have a movie for them!!»
Despite not having the practice film, Courtney still received offers from Miami (Ohio) and Coastal Carolina.
Players who transfer can usually access the practice film, but former Colorado linebacker Kaden Ludwick told ESPN that the iPad app through which he normally accessed the film had been «wiped» from practice. and practices of 2022.
The soccer program responded to the situation on Wednesday.
“Colorado is pleased to provide all game films and any practice films by Spring 2023 to any student-athletes and institutions that request it,” the team said in a statement.
Since April 15, at least 41 Colorado players have decided to enter the transfer portal, the most of any team at the FBS level.
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During an appearance Wednesday on «The Pat McAfee Show,» Sanders mentioned that several players would be added to fill the vacancies on Colorado’s roster.
«We already know what we’ve got on the way, baby; they’re probably at the airport right now,» Sanders told McAfee. «There’s no way I can put new furniture in this beautiful house if we don’t clean the old furniture. That’s not a chance. It’s great furniture, a lot of people will love it, but that’s not what we want.» .»