This week, Deion Sanders shockingly leaked some information about Colorado’s schedule for next season, but it looks like he jumped the gun way too soon.
During the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit said Sanders told him Colorado will open their season against Arizona State in 2023. A report from 247 Sports would soon confirm that the Pac-12 was trying to finalize a Week 0 game between Colorado and Arizona State.
“(Sanders) was on GameDay with us and he actually gave us some news … breaking news, from Prime,” Herbstreit said, via 247Sports. “They’re actually not going to be opening up with (TCU). Colorado’s going to open up with Arizona State in their first game, and then they’re going to play TCU in their second game. Looks like they’re sneaking around there a little bit, but that was just told to me from Coach Prime tonight.”
However, 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello would later add that the Pac-12 is no longer trying to schedule that game and it appears to be Sanders’ fault for the change.
“In an interesting development, the plan for a Week 0 game between Colorado and Arizona State has been nixed after Deion Sanders leaked it to Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN,” Marcello tweeted.
As of now, Colorado has three sure-fire dates finalized for next season.
The Buffaloes are currently scheduled to open up the season on Sept. 2 at TCU before hosting Nebraska on Sept. 9 and rival Colorado State on Sept. 16.