Deion Sanders is gearing up for his first game as the Colorado head coach. The team will open its 2023 season on Saturday with a highly anticipated debut against TCU.
It was Coach Prime’s mom stealing headlines this week, though, during a preseason pep rally. She linked up with a CU superfan, announcing plans to hit the slots.
Mrs. Connie was in attendance for a recent Colorado sports banquet as she watched her son and grandson receive some preseason praise. After the ceremony, she was led throughout the football facility by Coach Prime.
While walking around the building, Connie was introduced to 98-year-old superfan Peggy Coppom.
You’ve likely seen Coppom before if you’ve followed Colorado sports. In fact, the Buffaloes supporter made an on-field appearance at the April spring game, booting the opening kickoff to the cheers of fans in the crowd.
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Coppom, a CU grad, has been following the program for more than 80 years. Through thick and thin, she’s stuck by the team.
That’s been tough to do this century as the Buffs have only recorded six winning seasons since 2000. Still, she’s attended more than 3,000 Colorado events and was recently inducted into the CU Athletics Hall of Fame.
When Deion Sanders was introduced as head coach, Coppom was eager to meet him. Now, though, she admits that she was even more interested in meeting his mother.
Deion Sanders’ mom plans gambling trip with Peggy Coppom.
When she finally did get the chance, she wasted no time in building a friendship. Moments after their encounter at the Colorado banquet, Coppom invited Connie on a gambling trip.
I can already see these two on the slot machines, or maybe, they’ll smash the OVER on the Colorado win total.
“We can go to Black Hawk, just up there a ways and gamble,” said Coppom. “I don’t drive anymore so we’ll both need a DD… We have to be chaperoned whether we like it or not. Can’t get in too much trouble that way.”
When they return from their casino escapades, the duo is sure to be spotted together at Folsom Field. After the opening trip to Fort Worth, the Buffaloes will return home to host Nebraska and Colorado State in back-to-back weeks.