Deion Sanders is going out of his way to try to change the culture at Colorado in his first year as the Buffs’ head coach.
Earlier this week, Sanders went viral when he kicked a player out of a workout for violating the dress code policy by wearing white socks.
Deion will kick you out if you aren’t wearing the right socks… pic.twitter.com/0qkbPazWtF
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) March 15, 2023
During the first day of spring practice, Sanders once again made headlines when he told all of his players they were going to start off with blank jerseys until they earned their numbers.
“The coaches are going to bring you in every week, they don’t have to give out a number…every week it’s going to be judged, if you’re kicking b_tt then yeah, he gets his number…everything you do around here will be earned, we ain’t giving you nothing.”
First day of Spring Practice and everybody starts with a blank jersey
“Everything you do around here will be earned” pic.twitter.com/WBsStegf5y
— Barstool Colorado (@CUBarstool) March 19, 2023
Sanders explained his reasoning as why to his players are practicing without the numbers.
“I’m old school, I come from the place you gotta earn it, when my school closed and I wanted to go shopping, I had to get a job and work and earn that. That’s why I appreciate those kind of things.”
As @CUBuffsFootball kickoff Spring Practice @DeionSanders offered this explanation as to why his players are practicing without numbers currently. Somewhere I’m sure Bill Belichick is smiling.@KOAColorado #CoachPrime #OldSchool pic.twitter.com/mtuElMpA7O
— Brandon Krisztal (@BKDenverSports) March 19, 2023