Deion Sanders, affectionately known as “Coach Prime,” orchestrated a remarkable upset in the college football world on Saturday as his Colorado Buffaloes triumphed over the #17 ranked TCU Horned Frogs, last year’s national runner-up, in a thrilling 45-42 shootout held in Fort Worth.
Amidst the jubilant post-game celebrations, Coach Prime made a bold statement, declaring, “We told you we were coming. You thought we were joking. And guess what? We keep receipts.” These words echoed his unwavering belief in the team’s potential and signaled a new era for Colorado football.
The Buffaloes’ transformation under Coach Prime has been nothing short of astonishing. After a dismal 1-11 season under former head coach Karl Dorrell, who was widely criticized for his ineffectiveness and lack of energy, Sanders took the reins and promptly revamped the team. With the flair and confidence that only Sanders can bring, he boldly informed the existing players that he was “bringing his luggage with him, and it’s Louis Vuitton.”
— Colorado Buffaloes Football (@CUBuffsFootball) September 2, 2023
Sanders then embarked on an audacious recruitment campaign, bringing in over 60 new players—a remarkable feat in college football. Among the standout additions were two-way star Travis Hunter, Sanders’ own son, Sheduer Sanders, the nation’s top high school cornerback Cormani McClain, and the lightning-fast running back Dylan Edwards.
In their inaugural game for the Buffaloes, these newcomers wasted no time making an impact. Sheduer Sanders set a school record by passing for over 500 yards and four touchdowns. Travis Hunter displayed his versatility with an interception near the end zone, multiple pass breakups, and over 100 receiving yards. Meanwhile, Dylan Edwards showcased his explosive speed with four touchdowns, including a scintillating 75-yard screen pass for a touchdown.
The monumental victory earned Coach Prime widespread acclaim, with football legends like JJ Watt acknowledging the significance of the achievement. “It cannot be overstated what Deion Sanders did today,” remarked Watt. “To turn the entire Colorado program around from last season’s struggles to defeating a team that played in the National Championship just last year… It’s one thing to talk about it. It’s another to actually do it. Wow.”
It cannot be overstated what Deion Sanders did today.
To turn the whole Colorado program around from what it was last season to today beating a team that played in the National Championship last season…
It’s one thing to talk about it.
It’s another to actually do it.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 2, 2023