Shedeur Sanders lit up the college football world on Saturday with a record-setting performance against TCU. His dad says there was a little extra motivation for the star signal caller to perform against the Horned Frogs.
Coach Prime spoke with Pat McAfee on Monday, telling a story of a recruiting visit while Shedeur was still in high school. The actions of TCU’s current offensive coordinator apparently rubbed the family the wrong way.
Coming out of high school, Sanders was rated as a four-star prospect and one of the top quarterbacks in his class. While boasting offers from programs around the country, he opted to play for HBCU Jackson State when his dad accepted the head coaching role.
With the Tigers, Sanders was unstoppable, throwing 70 touchdowns and nearly topping 7,000 yards. When Deion Sanders landed the gig at Colorado, Shedeur opted to follow him to Boulder.
That was good news for the Buffaloes.
Despite rave reviews from preseason camp, many doubted whether he’d successfully make the move from the FCS to the PAC 12. Sanders proved those doubters wrong in Game 1.
The passer set a school record with 510 yards in that opener, a 45-42 win over TCU. Sanders connected on four touchdown passes in that upset win, officially announcing his status as a Heisman candidate.
Deion Sanders sat down with Pat McAfee on Monday to talk about win. He told listeners a story of his son’s recruitment which Sanders used as extra motivation against TCU.
Coach Prime tells @PatMcAfeeShow that Shedeur had extra motivation against TCU because he was ignored by TCU OC Kendal Briles at a camp in high school 👀
The receipts run deep. pic.twitter.com/phwrPg0b19
— RK (@RyanKoenigsberg) September 4, 2023
“The reason he was so intense and so relaxed and ready, not only did he study, but we went to the camp of a certain school, and this certain coordinator we just played against, he was at that school. We went to this school to camp, and he didn’t pay him no attention.”
That coordinator was Kendal Briles, who’s previously called plays at Baylor, Florida Atlantic, Houston, Florida State, and Arkansas.
Briles, the son of former Baylor head coach Art, accepted the offensive coordinator role with TCU this past offseason following the departure of Garrett Riley.
Deion Sanders suggests that his son wasn’t good enough to play for Kendal Briles, at least in the OC’s eyes. He might have a different opinion after this recent performance.
Colorado is keeping receipts this season. We’ll see if they continue to cash them in as the year goes on.