Deion Sanders has been up front about his intentions upon taking over as head coach for the University of Colorado. His roster management approach, though extreme, was expected to result in a massive roster overhaul.
Shortly after arriving in Boulder, Coach Prime told players to hit the transfer portal due to the fact that he planned on bringing his own “Louis Vuitton luggage.” Fast forward a few short months and we’re seeing that strategy in full effect.
The Buffaloes have landed 48(!) transfer commitments this offseason, more than doubling the next closest program. That’s helped fill the void of the 70+ departures from the 2022 roster.
The approach to roster management is certainly a unique one, and Deion Sanders has landed more than a few new enemies because of it.
One of the more vocal critics has been Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule, who happens to be on the Colorado schedule in 2023. Rhule, who’s also in his first season with his new program, has thrown some shade Prime’s way this offseason.
Now, another opponent has taken a jab at Sanders’ transfer plan.
Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi was heard criticizing Colorado, saying, “that’s not the way it’s meant to be.”
Now, the Panthers’ head coach has certainly never been one to bite his tongue. He called out USC’s Lincoln Riley for shady recruiting practices involving Biletnikoff Award winner Jordan Addison last year.
He’s also taken digs at rivals Clemson and West Virginia in seasons past. Now, he’s turned his sights to the Buffaloes.
Deion Sanders doesn’t seem to be too interested in Narduzzi’s opinion, or the criticisms from anyone outside of his own program. On Wednesday, he tweeted out a cryptic message that seemed to call out his opposition.
Why are u so concerned about what folks say about u? Are u afraid that the things they say are all lies or alot of Truth. You do know your critics has critics so how could u possibly allow them to define u. Be who God called u to be & don’t concern yourself with peoples…
— COACH PRIME (@DeionSanders) May 24, 2023
Coach Prime appears more worried with what’s going on at Colorado as he looks to turn around a program that went 1-11 last year. We’ll soon see how his new roster performs on the field.