When Deion Sanders landed the head coaching job at Colorado, he was widely praised for it.
These days, that praise has turned to something completely different amid so many of his players leaving for the transfer portal.
On Monday, 18 Colorado players entered the transfer portal, bringing the total number to enter the portal since Sanders took the job in Boulder to 41, according to The Athletic. The players are basically taking the advice of head coach Deion Sanders to “go ahead and jump in that [transfer] portal.”
The mass exodus is another example of Sanders shaking up the culture in Colorado as “Coach Prime” is attempting to resurrect a program that went 1-11 in 2022.
However, not every player is getting a fair shot at finding a new program.
Redshirt freshman Zach Courtney entered the NCAA transfer portal. On Tuesday, he provided an unfortunate update on his situation. According to Courtney, he can’t show coaches around the country his film from practices last season because Sanders won’t let him have it.
In response to a transfer portal player revealing that Sanders would not allow him to share footage of his time in Colorado, ESPN’s Ryan Clark asked if it was common for coaches to do such a thing.
It did not take long for UConn head coach Jim Mora to state that coaches will allow players to share game footage and practice tape to help players.
He added that his program will “always help the men transferring however we can” and asserted that it’s “bigger than an ego.”
“Yes @Realrclark25 most do. We (at UConn) believe that at this level it is our responsibility to help these young men reach a path that leads to ultimate success both on and off the field. We will always help the men transferring, however, we can. It’s not personal, it’s bigger than an ego,” Mora tweeted.
Mora also made it clear that he doubts Deion is keeping transfers from accessing film and that it sounds like a false narrative.
Colorado set attendance records for Saturday’s Spring Game and the program has sold out of season tickets for the first time in 27 years.
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