It was pretty hard not to be impressed by what Deion Sanders was able to achieve after he was hired to helm the football program at Jackson State, as he managed to lead the Tigers to a 27-6 record and win two conference titles over the course of his first three seasons.
The man known as “Coach Prime” expertly leveraged his high profile to lure in a number of notable recruits to the school, although it was hard not to wonder how he’d fare against some stiffer competition as opposed to the level of talent he was facing while coaching in the Southwestern Atlantic Conference.
In December, we learned we won’t have to wait too long to find out the answer to that question after the University of Colorado tapped Sanders in the hopes he’ll be able to reverse the fortunes of an embattled team that went 1-11 last season.
It didn’t take long for the new coach of the Buffaloes to start making some big moves after arriving in Boulder, and Colorado currently boasts one of the top 30 recruiting classes in the country as Sanders gears up for his inaugural season.
Only time will tell what the future holds for Sanders and the Buffs, but the man who has a long history of making some pretty bold claims seems very confident based on the latest over-the-top proclamation he made on Media Row ahead of the Super Bowl on Thursday.
According to Yahoo Sports, the coach asserted it won’t take him very long to return a program that last won a national championship in 1990 to its former glory, as he stated the team will only need “A few years” to capture a title.
Describing that possibility as “wildly improbable” is probably an understatement, but crazier things have happened.