Colorado found its next head coach when they hired Deion Sanders away from Jackson State.
It’s rare that coaches at HBCUs get consideration from P5 schools, but Sanders has never been an ordinary man, and this move was bound to happen sooner or later.
Sanders, who is coming to Colorado after racking up a 27-5 overall record, will be getting a hefty raise in pay which was expected when he made the move.
According to Brian Howell of Buffzone, Sanders’ deal with Colorado is five years for $29.5 million.
In addition, Sanders will have $5 million for his assistant coach pool.
Sanders was introduced as Colorado’s head coach on Sunday, and during his speech, he introduced the crowd to his son, Shedeur Sanders, as “your quarterback.”
“He’s going to have to earn it, though, believe that,” Sanders clarified.
The sophomore quarterback has completed 70.2 percent of his passes for 3,383 yards with 36 touchdowns and only six interceptions this season. He has also rushed 76 times for 174 yards and five more touchdowns.
This past season, Colorado has two quarterbacks attempt at least 50 passes. J.T. Shrout completed 44.3 percent of his passes for 1,220 yards with seven touchdowns and eight interceptions while Owen McCown completed 57 percent of his passes for 600 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Despite head coach Sanders moving on, he will be returning to Jackson State to finish out the season, with the Tigers lined up to face North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl on Dec. 17.