not all in college football he’s impressed with the way Deion Sanders is building his roster in Colorado.

Since Sanders took over as head coach of the Buffaloes, «Coach Prime» has overseen a mass list revision while trying to build a winner in Boulder, Colorado.

Colorado University Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders takes the field for warmups before the Black and Gold game at Folsom Field on April 22, 2023. (Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

More than 70 players have left the team since Sanders was hired in December, according to 247Sports.

Although some players left the program voluntarily, 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.


«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 man in this But when you look at it in general, those kids who have moms and dads and brothers and sisters and goals in life, I don’t know how many of those 70 who left really wanted to leave or kicked their butts to get them to leave. .»

Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders watches his team warm up before their spring game at Folsom Field on April 22, 2023 in Boulder, Colorado. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

At the end of April, offensive lineman Travis Gray he detailed how he was informed that he would no longer be part of the list.

Gray received a text from offensive line coach Bill O’Boyle the day after Colorado’s spring game, asking him to come to the team facility to meet with Sanders.


«He was walking with me and he said, ‘Hey, dude, you’re going to be cut today. I’m sorry to tell you this. I didn’t want you to hear it from Coach Prime. I wanted you to hear it from me. I didn’t want to cut you, but we had to cut five linemen offensive, and you were the last one,'» Gray told The Athletic.

Gray walked into Sanders’ office and received the news that he would no longer be a part of colorado football team.

«I was like, ‘Oh, God.’ I saw the bad cup in his face,» Gray said. «He told me, ‘You’re 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds. I know in my heart that a school will pick you up at the gate when you walk in. Make your weaknesses your strengths and keep progressing. I hope you have a great future. , it just won’t be here at the University of Colorado.'»

The rule allowing first-year coaches to cut players arose after Narduzzi became Pitt’s head coach in 2015.


Pat Narduzzi on the sidelines

Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi walks on the sideline during a college football game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the University of Miami Hurricanes on November 26, 2022 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

«I grew up in a profession where you can’t tell a guy that he has to leave based on his athleticism,» Narduzzi said. «I think you’ll be surprised that you probably had some pretty good football players in that room. When I came to Pitt in 2015, I didn’t kick anyone out. Zero. Those are your guys. When you become a head coach, you inherit that team and you coach that team. If someone wants to leave, that’s great. You don’t kick them out. I don’t agree with that whole process. That’s not why I got into the game.»

Sanders has not hidden his intentions in coloradotelling the players in his first meeting as head coach to «get ready to go ahead and jump on that [transfer] portal» while bringing players with him from Jackson State University.

While Sanders is conducting the roster overhaul in a way that has drawn criticism, he certainly has Colorado’s fan base excited about the future, with Colorado setting attendance records for its Spring Game, and the program has exhausted subscriptions for the first time in 27 years.