Colorado head coach Deion Sanders is coming off a 4-8 season in his first year with the Buffaloes, which in hindsight, was a major improvement from the 1-11 team that he inherited when he arrived.
While 4-8 certainly isn’t what he’d hoped for in 2023, it didn’t stop Sanders from being one of the biggest topics of conversation in the sport. In fact, when his team jumped out to a 3-0 start, the Buffs were the toast of college football, with College Gameday and FOX Big Noon Kickoff making weekly stops in Boulder to keep up with the latest on Coach Prime.
The kind of publicity and exposure that comes with having Coach Sanders around is invaluable, and his success in starting to turn around the Colorado program has caught the eye of some folks outside of Boulder as well.
During a recent appearance on Undisputed, Sanders said that a “couple” of teams had reached out to gauge his interest this offseason.
“Couple of times,” Sanders said on Undisputed. “But I’m happy where I am as you see but I’m out there home shopping with the kids that 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.”
It was at that point that the ball coach talked about why he’s a safe bet to stick around in Boulder for a while, saying that he’s looking to inherit a legacy, but to build one.
“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.”
The speculation about Sanders eventually moving, or even jumping to the NFL, has been around since his time at Jackson State. With a name like Deion’s, there will always be rumors and speculation for where he’ll end up next. However, the 56-year-old sounds pretty content with where he’s at right now.