Deion Sanders is coming to change a terrible program into something great and he told his current players there to be ready or get out.
Sanders is taking over as head coach at Colorado, bringing his charisma and larger-than-life persona to the Pac-12 program that has become a laughing stock over the years. The deal was announced Saturday night by CU athletic director Rick George.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer has been at Jackson State since 2020. Sanders has guided the Tigers to consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference titles.
Upon arriving in Colorado, he told the players on the roster that he was bringing his own luggage and that they can hit the transfer portal if they wanted to.
Sanders may be gone from Jackson State, but he will coach them in the Celebration Bowl for historically Black colleges on Dec. 17 in Atlanta against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion North Carolina Central.
The Tigers went 27-5 in the Sanders era and he was named SWAC coach of the year the last two seasons.
Colorado is a long way from its glory days whey won a national championship following the 1990 season.