Deion Sanders’ arrival in Boulder sent shockwaves across college football and the Buffaloes are on fire. Sportsbooks set Colorado’s expected win total at 3.5 prior to the season and it is already halfway to hitting the ‘Over’ after two dominant wins over TCU and Nebraska.
Coach Prime’s approach to his first year on the FBS level shook up the entire structure of the sport. He hit the transfer portal hard and essentially rebuilt his roster from scratch. It has worked out well thus far!
However, in addition to personnel changes, Sanders completely overhauled the culture within the program. Part of that shift has to do with how they approach fighting.
When a fight broke out amongst teammates during fall camp, Coach Prime was furious. Not because of the fight. Rather, because not every player got involved.
A few of his players walked away from the dust up and that did not go over well.
IF ONE FIGHT, WE ALL FIGHT!— Deion Sanders
It appears as though the Buffaloes took that message to heart.
Deion Sanders’ stance on fighting was on display during Colorado’s game against Nebraska.
Nebraska defensive lineman Ty Robinson threw down Colorado running back Anthony Hankerson during the second half of the Cornhuskers’ blowout loss on Saturday. Sanders’ players adhered to his preaching from camp.
Offensive lineman Landon Bebee saw the needless incident and quickly hustled over to get Hankerson’s back. The 300-pound guard plowed Robinson to the ground.
Bebee and a few of his teammates converged around Robinson, stood over him, and sent a message. If one fight, they all fight!
This is in addition to a savage pregame incident between Shedeur Sanders and the Cornhuskers. The Buffaloes are really about that life.
Sanders has his guys playing with a tenacity that the program has not seen in quite some time.