Deion Sanders is happy with where his Colorado Buffaloes are at after two weeks of the college football season, but he took a moment to send a warning to his team ahead of a rivalry game against Colorado State.
Coach Prime preached on the dangers of complacency after back-to-back wins. The message could prove crucial given the timing of this upcoming matchup.
In Week 3, the Buffs host instate rival Colorado State for the 92nd all-time meeting. After ripping off wins over TCU and Nebraska to open the year, Colorado will enter as a massive home favorite over the Rams.
But the placement of this contest is dangerous.
CU is fresh off an emotional win over maybe its biggest rival in the Cornhuskers, and they’ll soon enter PAC 12 play with a huge matchup versus Oregon, potentially pitting a pair of undefeated Top 20 teams against one another.
The perfect trap game recipe for a program that’s not necessarily accustomed to success.
This week, Deion Sanders addressed his team to both congratulate his guys on a 2-0 start while also sending that warning message.
“I’m proud of y’all, but don’t get ambushed by the foolishness this week,” Coach Prime said. “It’s going to be poppin’. You’re going to be on everyone’s radar. You’re going to be all over the news, all over the media. You think last week was something, wait til you see this week.”
He went on to mention the upcoming publicity that the program will soon receive.
Boulder will be the next College GameDay location, with ESPN’s pregame crew heading to Folsom Field to take in the sights and sounds. Prime doesn’t want to see his team get caught up in the fanfare.
“Don’t get caught up… Let’s keep the main thing, the main thing and stay locked in and focused.”
The Buffaloes have certainly exceeded expectations to this point after sportsbooks set the team’s projected win total at just 3.5 games. Should the momentum continue, Colorado should shatter that mark to become a nightmare for the bookies.
The first step in continuing in the right direction is heeding this warning message of Deion Sanders.
At week’s start, Colorado is listed as a three-touchdown favorite over CSU.