Hall of Famer Deion Sanders jumped ship to the University of Colorado after three seasons at Jackson State. It brought a ton of backlash in the wake of his decision.
After three glorious seasons at Jackson State, Deion accepted the head coaching position at Colorado which will now provide him with way more resources to make noise with a Power Five program.
However, the backlash towards him has not yet stopped from a ton of people.
This week, a Twitter user jumped in his comments and told him to look in the mirror, claiming he “ran to Colorado” for the money.
Sanders fired back to let him know that it had nothing to do with that for one simple reason.
“Was already loaded,” Sanders responded.
Colorado fired former coach Karl Dorrell this past season as the program had dropped off in recent years. Sanders, who attracted five-star athlete Travis Hunter to Jackson State, continues to make his name as a top recruiter who can restock the Buffs’ talent in relatively short order.
Since joining the Pac-12 in 2011, Colorado is 48-94 overall and 27-76 in conference action. The Buffaloes have just one winning record in a full season of games in that span. They need Deion in the worst way.
Coach Prime went 27-5 with the Tigers from 2020-22 and succeeded at raising the profile of Jackson State. Only time will tell what he can do as he goes from the FCS to the Pac-12. Rest assured, every single team he faces is going to be motivated to beat them just because of who he is and the fan fare he brings with him.
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