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Deion Sanders Doesn’t Want to Coach in the NFL: Joel Klatt

NCAA Football: Colorado at Texas Christian

What Deion Sanders is doing in Boulder, Colorado is unprecedented, and it will likely be a case study that we look back at for seasons to come.

Through two games at the FBS level, Sanders has a 2-0 record and also has the Buffaloes ranked 18th coming into Week 3. On top of that, the Buffaloes’ games have been the site of FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff in each of the first two weeks, and their game against Colorado State this weekend is the site of ESPN’s College Gameday.

In short, Coach Prime’s squad is the toast of college football right now and likely will be as long as he’s coaching at the college level. According to Joel Klatt, that could be a while, too.


In a recent appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Klatt said that Deion doesn’t want to coach in the NFL, and told him that, “straight to my face.”

“He’s not going to the NFL,” Klatt said when asked about Sanders. “I don’t know if he’s gonna be at Colorado for sure (going forward), but I can tell you for sure, he’s not going to the NFL.”

Cowherd pressed, trying to get a hypothetical answer out of Klatt, but he insisted that Deion’s heart is with the college game.

“Deion doesn’t want to coach in the NFL. He’s told me that, point blank, to my face. He believes that his role is more as a mentor. He loves coaching kids,” Klatt said. “He believes (coaching college football) is his ministry—to be there for kids in college, to be a father figure for kids in this moment of their life.”

Colorado and Colorado State are set for a 9:00 p.m. CT, with the Buffaloes currently standing as a 23.0-point favorite.

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