One of the biggest questions around Deion Sanders now that he’s found instant success at Colorado is whether or not he’ll consider leaving Boulder for the NFL.
It’s very early but Sanders has already turned Colorado into a solid team in his first season following last year’s 1-11 debacle. The Buffaloes are ranked and are the talk of the college football world. If he can turn the Buffs into a perennial winner, it would only make sense that an NFL team would eventually come calling.
However, Sanders made it abundantly clear Friday that he has absolutely no intention of leaving Colorado for the NFL.
“I would never do that,” Sanders said during his Friday appearance on The Rich Eisen Show.
That matches what Coach Prime has said previously about the issue.
Of course, if there’s anyone whose comments about future job prospects need to be taken with a grain of salt, it’s football coaches. The number of coaches who have left their current job for a more lucrative one after claiming they would never leave is too big to keep track of.
Plus, Sanders himself once said he was committed to coaching in the HBCU community when he took over at Jackson State, only to leave for the Colorado job a few years later, something that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
It’s early yet in Sanders’ Colorado stint, but if the success continues, we’ll see just how true his convictions are about staying in Boulder.