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Deion Sanders on Coaching Carousel Rumors: ‘I Don’t Inherit a Legacy, I Build it’

NCAA Football: Colorado at UCLA

While the game of college football has seen a multitude of coaches on the move this offseason, one coach staying put is Colorado head coach Deion Sanders.

Despite reportedly receiving interest from programs across the nation, Sanders expressed his desire to remain at Colorado in a recent interview on Fox Sports’ Undisputed.


Sanders was asked if he’d received any interest from other programs which prompted the Colorado head coach to say, “Couple of times. But I’m happy where I am as you see but I’m out there home shopping with the kids which means I don’t plan on going anywhere. I got a kickstand down. I love this fan base. I love looking out the window right now, these snow-covered mountains, I’ve been snowmobiling the last two weekends. I mean loving life right now. My kids are snowboarding, Shilo, Shedeur, I’m telling him to take it easy. So we’re doing things that we would have never fathom. But I love me some Colorado.”

While Coach Prime and the Buffaloes had some tough sledding in their first year of the rebuild, Sanders will now have to adjust to competition in the Big 12 with the Buffaloes becoming one of four new teams to join the conference in 2024.

“I don’t inherit a legacy. I build it,” Sanders said. “I’m not the kind of guy who will run off to somebody else’s school and inherit an already winning team that’s two to three games away. I inherited some bull junk and I’m gonna fix it.”

While the college football season is still the better part of eight months away, Sanders and the Buffaloes will kick off the 2024 season on Saturday, August 31st against the North Dakota State Bison.

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