Since becoming the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes, Deion Sanders has caused quite a stir in the college football world for the way he has turned around his roster, pushing a record number of players out of his program and replacing them through the transfer portal. And one college football coach spoke out against Sanders’ tactics this week.
During his press conference at Big 12 Media Days this week, Oklahoma Sooners head coach Brent Venables had a pretty brutal message for Deion Sanders about the way he processed players out of his program. He claims that unlike Sanders, he didn’t push players out of the team right away when he took over at Oklahoma. Instead, he gave them a chance.
“We’re another year in establishing our standards and our culture and our values,” Venables said at Big 12 Media Days according to On3. “That matters. A year ago, I challenged the guys. I wasn’t like Deion that gave guys a bunch of pink slips. I gave the guys 12 months of grace to go to class, live right off the field and to show up with a great sense of urgency and respect for your opportunity at the University of Oklahoma.”
It’s very clear that Venables isn’t a fan of Sanders’ tactics and is quite proud of doing things in a different way at Oklahoma.