Over the past few months, new Colorado Buffaloes Deion Sanders has taken a lot of heat for the way that he has chosen to build his roster, pushing out a record number of players from the team and replacing them through the transfer portal. And this week, he clapped back at the most recent head coach to criticize his approach.
During an interview at Big 12 Media Days this week, Oklahoma Sooners head coach Brent Venables called out Deion Sanders for his approach to the transfer portal, claiming Sanders “gave guys a bunch of pink slips” when he arrived at Colorado. And Sanders took to Twitter to give his former response.
“Please read this slowly. I’ve Never responded to any of these Great coaches that choose to target me or our program here @CUBuffsFootball. I’m Great at walking & talking the talk & if it were truly me I would’ve referenced a LAMBORGHINI. That’s #CoachPrime,” Sanders said in the tweet.
Please read this slowly. I've Never responded to any of these Great coaches that choose to target me or our program here @CUBuffsFootball. I'm Great at walking & talking the talk & if it were truly me I would've referenced a LAMBORGHINI. That's #CoachPrime
— COACH PRIME (@DeionSanders) July 18, 2023
It’s a pretty clear message from Sanders, and the college football world had plenty to say about it on social media as a result.
Prime is gonna carry the PAC 12 as he already has probably brought a lot of revenue to the Pac12 not sure why those coaches are talking bad https://t.co/31LcHNBuda
— Makar🐐 (@JaysonRamsey9) July 18, 2023
Did y’all catch the message? Be careful when coming for Coach Prime 🐐 https://t.co/ASXXMgaF23
— Myck Miller (@MyckMiller) July 18, 2023
Always take the high road that’s what real men https://t.co/9LVPKLTCll
— Corn freeman (@Itsmrcorn) July 18, 2023
TALK TO EM COACH https://t.co/FtxMD1FQCO
— Dkaaaaay 1⃣5⃣ (@dkaaay15) July 18, 2023
From the man himself. https://t.co/84SfjyKpXf
— Sooner Born (@Sooner_Rob7) July 18, 2023
— ade (@oneadebo) July 18, 2023
It will certainly be interesting to see how Sanders’ roster-building strategy plays out for him both this season and beyond.