Deion Sanders told players on the Colorado Buffaloes to enter the transfer portal upon getting the job and that is exactly what they are doing.
On Wednesday, Colorado defensive tackle Na’im Rodman, who has played in 38 games with 17 career starts for the Buffaloes, entered the college football transfer portal. That made him the 23rd player to do so in the last week and just ahead of Saturday’s sold-out spring game at Colorado.
Rodman totaled 53 tackles and started 17 games for the Buffs throughout his time in Boulder. So this is a tough loss for Coach Prime.
Colorado holds the nation’s top-ranked transfer class with 28 commits for the 2023 cycle, per 247Sports.
Back in December, Sanders warned Colorado players in a team meeting that many could be without a spot on the roster in 2023, and Sanders stands by that message. He stated he would be bringing his own luggage and that is exactly what he has been doing.
Sanders departed for Colorado after three seasons at Jackson State, where he guided the Tigers to SWAC titles and Celebration Bowl appearances each of the past two seasons.
The team announced this week it has sold out of season tickets for the 2023 college football season, ending a streak of 27 years without selling out. The last time the Buffaloes sold out of season tickets was in 1996, and Monday’s announcement was the ninth time Colorado has accomplished the feat.
Sanders was hired in December to take over a program that has been largely irrelevant over the past 20 years, winning double-digit games in a season just one time since 2002.
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