Is It Time to Believe in Deion Sanders and Colorado?
When Deion Sanders first took the reins of a woeful Colorado program that went 1-11 last season, he wasted no time in shaking things up. Sanders told Buffalos’ holdovers to hit the transfer portal, because he was bringing his own “luggage” with him to Boulder.
That “luggage” turned out to be 86 new players, and an unprecedented 51 transfers to overhaul the Buffs roster. The reaction across the college football universe ranged from intrigue to skepticism…and last Saturday, the Coach Prime era began with a 45-42 win at TCU…a team that played in the National Championship a year before.
Shedeur Sanders, Deion’s son, broke the school record for passing yards in his first outing as the Buffaloes’ quarterback. Travis Hunter played over 120 snaps on both sides of the ball, making his presence felt at wide receiver and cornerback.
It was enough to silence the skeptics for at least one week. And so ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, who has been keeping tabs on the scene in Boulder since Primetime’s arrival, tells us if he himself is now a believer, or if it was just a case of beginner’s luck.
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