Chris Russo has had enough of the Colorado hype. Better known as “Mad Dog,” the ESPN host said he’s, “Deion’d out” just one week into the college football season.
While talking with Stephen A. Smith and Paul Finebaum on First Take, Russo admitted that he’s actively rooting for Nebraska in the Cornhuskers’ Week 2 matchup in Boulder.
Deion Sanders has taken college football by storm in 2023. After being hired by the Buffaloes this offseason, he’s turned heads with both his approach to roster management and his ability to bring talent to a program that won just one game last year.
After arriving in Boulder, Coach Prime told players to hit the portal in hopes of completely flipping the roster. He successfully did so, evidenced by the team’s 45-42 upset of national runner-up TCU in the season opener.
In that contest, transfers shined.
Quarterback Shedeur Sanders set a school record for passing while Travis Hunter played 151 snaps as both a wide receiver and cornerback. Hunter racked up 119 receiving yards on offense and picked off a pass in the red zone on defense.
Other key transfers included Jimmy Horn Jr., who also tallied a 100-yard day receiving and Shilo Sanders, who led the team with 10 tackles.
The win put even more of a spotlight on the Colorado program following an offseason of exposure.
Chris “Mad Dog” Russo has apparently heard enough of the Deion Sanders fanfare. He’ll be praying for his downfall in Week 2.
Nah mad dog Russo saying he’s hoping for Nebraska to beat coach prime & Colorado because “he’s deion’d out” is wild 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/uVECzGiK9e
— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) September 6, 2023
“I’ll tell you right now I will root like crazy for Nebraska this Saturday afternoon,” Russo said on an episode of First Take.
“I’m a little Deion’d out already. I know they play Nebraska this weekend… Go Matt Rhule and go Cornhuskers. 31-14 Nebraska. I’m a little Deion’d out.”
Colorado opens as a slight favorite over the Cornhuskers, and they’ve become a trendy pick in the betting world. We’ll see if Deion Sanders and Co. can quiet another hater in Week 2.