There was once a time where Colorado University was synonymous with a winning football team. It has been a long time since that was the case as the once powerful program has only managed to produce a pair of winning seasons since 2005.
Things have bene especially bad of late. This past season, the Buffaloes went 1-11, firing their head coach in October amidst one of the worst seasons in program history. Clearly, a change was needed.
Enter: Deion Sanders
Find someone who is a sports fan, not even just a football fan, and they will know all about Deion. Dubbed “Prime Time”, Sanders had an electric career on the field before being rightfully enshrined in Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In 2020, he entered the coaching fray as the head coach of FCS Jackson State. He immediately made an impact, taking a mediocre team and adding talent immediately. He flipped number one overall recruit in 2022, Travis Hunter, from a Florida State commit to Jackson State.
In his two full seasons with JSU, Sanders delivered a perfect 16-0 conference record, a 23-3 record overall, and a pair of first-place finishes in the East. Moreover, he drastically shifted the perception of the program and what he as a coach could do.
Colorado has announced Deion Sanders as their next head coach. pic.twitter.com/8wwokvWLEf
— ESPN (@espn) December 4, 2022
Why he can change Colorado
On December 3, 2022, Sanders was officially hired as the head coach of Colorado. It is not the prestigious job that it once was and there is clearly a lot of work that must be done to restore CU back to its dominant days. Can Sanders be the one to do it? Here are a few reasons why his hiring can change the course of CU history.
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