Shedeur Sanders, his father Deion Sanders, and the Colorado Buffaloes are the biggest story in sports right now. The Pro Football Hall of Famer arrived in Boulder at the tail end of last year and immediately sent shockwaves throughout college football.
Coach Prime completely overhauled his roster through the transfer portal in a way that had never been done before. He changed the entire culture for a program that won just one game last season. He hired one of the most impressive staffs in the country.
Every move by Coach Prime and his players have been documented along the way. Colorado football became relevant overnight and shows no signs of slowing down.
Its win total prior to the season was set at 3.5. The Buffaloes are already more than halfway there through the first two weeks of the new year.
They said, at nauseam, that they were “coming” and now they are here.
A week one win over TCU set the tone. A week two win over Nebraska made it abundantly clear that Coach Prime’s unorthodox approach to the offseason was not a fluke.
Colorado’s starting 22 has been dominant thus far and the coach’s son has been the highlight.
Shedeur Sanders is a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate.
He diced up the Cornhuskers on Saturday with 393 yards and two touchdowns on 31 completions. That was after throwing for 510 (!!) yards and four touchdowns on 38 completions against the Horned Frogs.
Not only is Shedeur walking the walk, he is talking the talk! The 21-year-old signal-caller made it very clear that Saturday’s win was personal, which was a theme throughout the week leading up because Matt Rhule dismissed Coach Prime during the offseason.
Shedeur also flexed all over Nebraska during pregame. It was savage.
Not long after arriving at Folsom Field, Rhule had his team meet at midfield, on the Buffaloes’ logo.
The Colorado quarterback was not having it. He went over to the 50-yard-line, broke up the meeting, and kept the Cornhuskers from stepping on his logo by standing there as a guard.
And when one opposing player stepped in front of him, Shedeur (who has an estimated NIL valuation of $3.8 million) simply held his extremely, expensive luxury watch right in the player’s face. Almost as if to say “sorry you’re broke.”
When asked about the exchange after the game, Shedeur made it abundantly clear that he wasn’t going to stand for the disrespect.
It doesn’t get much cooler than flexing a watch after breaking up a pregame logo meeting and then drop nearly 400 yards passing on Nebraska’s head. Shedeur is legit!