Deion Sanders and Colorado Are Starting To Reach The National Rankings

Colorado football head coach Deion Sanders

If someone a year ago said that NFL Hall of Famer and human news machine Deion Sanders would be the head coach at Colorado, it would have been laughable. But, here we are.

The Colorado Buffaloes hired Deion Sanders back in December, after a disastrous tenure by Karl Dorrell. And, he’s hit the ground running in Boulder.

Sanders brought his son, Shedeur, with him from Jackson State to be the quarterback. It’s a big step up in competition for Shedeur, but he’s expected to be a good power 5 quarterback, as he was relatively highly recruited. And, Travis Hunter, the 2022 top recruit in America, will be manning one of the cornerback positions after coming from Jackson State as well. And, he flipped another five-star corner, Cormani McClain, who was committed to Miami, giving him arguably the most talented cornerback tandem in the country.

Undoubtedly, the Buffs still have weaknesses, especially in the trenches. But, hopes are high for the team in a Pac 12 South that presents some opportunities for wins. And, Fox Sports, in a too-early top 25 released Friday, even has the Buffaloes in it.

Here is what Fox College Football reporter RJ Young had to say.

20. Colorado

Along with five-star cornerback Cormani McClain, four-star running back Dylan Edwards might prove to be an important piece to the Coach Prime experience in Boulder this season.

However, with talent at the skill positions, spring will be most important for the Buffalo offensive and defensive lines as quarterback Shedeur Sanders gets comfortable playing Power 5 football.

I think this is a wildly high ranking. Yes, they will be improved, no doubt about it. But, they were the worst power 5 team last year, and I don’t think they will be top-25 good. the teams right around them in that pool are LSU, Oregon State, Oklahoma, and Iowa. Those teams are lot better than Colorado, no matter how good Deion Sanders is.

Colorado opens the season at TCU on September 2.