ESPN’s Marcus Spears Calls Out Deion Sanders Over Recruitment Comments

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Colorado head coach Deion Sanders has been catching heat in recent weeks over comments he made about the types of players he tries to recruit.

During a recent appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, Sanders commented on the differences between recruiting quarterbacks and recruiting linemen and basically said that linemen can be less intelligent and come from more difficult upbringings.

“We want mother, father. Dual parent. We want that kid [a quaterback] to be 3.5 [GPA] and up. Because he has to be smart. Not bad decisions off the field, at all. Because he has to be a leader of men,” Sanders said.

“Defensive linemen is totally opposite. Single mama, trying to get it, he’s on free lunch. I’m talking about just trying to make it. He’s trying to rescue mama. Like mama barely made the flight. And I want him to just go get it.”

Taking to Twitter to respond, ESPN NFL analyst Marcus Spears quote-tweeted a video of Sanders making the comments and sternly said that this “s**t is not funny.”

Sanders, a Pro and College Football Hall of Famer, Sanders was hired as the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes football team prior to the start of the 2023 season.

Prior to being hired to coach Colorado, Sanders was the head coach at Jackson State University, an HBCU, from 2020 to 2022. Given Sanders’ fame and outspoken personality, some experts expect his hiring at Colorado to introduce a paradigm shift in the game of college football.

As for Spears, the former LSU and Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman has been with ESPN/SEC Network since back in 2014. Spears has risen to become one of the network’s most prominent football analysts and appears on shows such as NFL Live, Get Up!, and First Take.

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