Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders and athletic director Rick George Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Deion Sanders has certainly created a lot of headlines in the college football world this offseason for the controversial way he’s leading his Colorado Buffaloes football team. But one of his opposing coaches thinks it’s good for the sport.

The Colorado Buffaloes take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the second week of the season, but even though Deion Sanders will be his opponent, Nebraska head coach Deion Sanders can’t help but praise Sanders for what he’s done at Colorado.

“I’ll be honest with you: I’ve followed it from afar, you know, because they do such a good job of filming everything. I think it’s good for football right now,” Rhule said.

“College football can’t just be, like, in the southeast and a couple of schools in the north. It’s got to be what Lincoln (Riley) is doing at USC, what Coach Sanders is doing in Colorado, hopefully what we’re doing in the middle of the country. Like, this has to be a nationwide thing,” explained Rhule. “You can tell that Deion and his staff? They’re going to recruit relentlessly and they’re gonna they’re gonna have their team ready to play.”

Rhule is happy that Sanders has helped bring some relevance to the Nebraska vs. Colorado game.

“It’ll be a great, great game,” Rhule said. “To think that Nebraska vs. Colorado is relevant again, will be on national TV? I think that’s pretty cool for the game.”