Deion Sanders took over as Colorado’s head coach in December, drawing tons of praise and criticism.
But one of his opposing head coaches sees nothing positive in «Coach Prime» with the Buffaloes.
A Pac-12 head coach says the school is in a «lose-lose» situation.
«It feels like a lose-lose for Colorado with Prime. Or it’s going to be really good real quick and go to another concert, which, looking at that list, doesn’t seem possible,» the coach said anonymously. via Athlon Sports. «The alternative is that they’re going to misbehave and end up getting fired in a big circus.»
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«Jackson State was so good because they could get FBS-level guys and beat FCS rosters. That’s not going to happen here. They’re not a good roster right now. How do you handle losing big? We haven’t seen that.»
Sanders went 27-6 at Jackson State, including a combined 23-3 record over the past two seasons.
This coach isn’t the only Sanders skeptic: Since Sanders took over as Buffaloes head coach, Coach Prime has overseen a massive roster overhaul as he tries to build a winner in Boulder, Colorado.
While some players voluntarily entered the transfer portal, the NCAA stipulates that first-year head coaches can remove players from the roster, although the university must honor players’ scholarships.
pittsburgh head coach pat narduzzi he doesn’t like how Sanders is using the rule.
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«This is not how it should be», Narduzzi Said 247 Sports last week at the spring ACC meetings. «That’s not what the rule was intended to be. It wasn’t to check his roster. We’ll see how it plays out, but that, to me, looks bad on college football coaches across the country. The reflection is on a guy, Right now, but when you look at it in general, those kids that have moms and dads and brothers and sisters and goals in life, I don’t know how many of those 70 that left really wanted to leave or were kicked in the ass to get out. «
Despite some questioning his methods, Sanders has Colorado back in the spotlight as he nears his first season at the FBS level.
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The Buffaloes will open the college football season 2023 against TCU on FOX as part of the network’s «Big Noon Saturday» telecast.
Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.