New Colorado coach Deion Sanders tells current Buffaloes players to enter transfer portal


Deion Sanders arrived in Boulder on Sunday, where he was officially announced as Colorado’s next head coach.

He also came with a very clear message to current Buffaloes players.

Sanders has already picked his quarterback — his son, Shedeur — and they need to get to the transfer portal.

“It won’t be a mess that these amazing fans, the students and some of your parents have endured for probably two decades now. I’m coming, and when I get here, it will be changed,” Sanders told a roomful of Colorado players. “So I want you all to get ready to go ahead and jump in the portal and do whatever you want, because the more of you jump in, the more space you make.”

Hearing a coach blatantly tell a roomful of players to leave isn’t something that happens too often. While it’s hard to imagine the entire returning team opting to move to another place, Sanders’ speech on Sunday at least pushed a few players who were about to go over the edge.

He also almost assured that Shedeur, his son and current Jackson State quarterback, will lead the team next fall.

Sanders, after his undefeated season concluded three impressive years at Jackson State, chose to make the jump to Colorado on Saturday night. He compiled a 27-5 record and won two SWAC championships while at Jackson State, including a 43-24 victory in Saturday’s SWAC title game.

The Buffaloes clearly also need someone like Sanders to revamp their program. Colorado fired coach Karl Dorrell earlier this fall after starting 0-5 in his third season. The team finished with an 1-11 record. Colorado has only one winning season to its credit since moving to the Pac-12 conference in 2011.

“There were a number of highly qualified and impressive candidates interested in becoming the next head football coach in Colorado, but none of them had the pedigree, knowledge and ability to connect with student-athletes like Deion Sanders,” says Rick , Colorado athletic director. George said. “Coach Prime will not only boost our fan base, I am confident he will lead our program back to national prominence while leading a team of high quality and character.”

There’s just one small hiccup in George’s plan to transform his football program around Coach Prime.

He hasn’t got the money yet.

Deion Sanders didn’t hold back when he addressed his new team in Boulder on Sunday. (Helen H. Richardson//The Denver Post/Getty Images)

The Valley Voice
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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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