Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders. Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Sep 9, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders reacts after a play against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the second quarter at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Deion Sanders era is off to a very good start for the Colorado Buffaloes.

And while he’s well on his way to building a team that deserves respect from the rest of the college football world, some want to pump the brakes on the hype. That’s not to say that the likes of Urban Meyer, who have praised Sanders, are ready to renege on what he’s accomplished at Colorado, but the Buffaloes have a tough road ahead.

“I’m pumping the brakes a little bit…Everyone at this table has been part of a championship, think about that,” Meyer said on the Big Noon Kickoff set, via On3. “The one word have to say is depth. I was at practice a month ago. When that first team came off the field, the second team came in, drastic drop-off — especially at quarterback. They’re getting ready to go to Eugene, Oregon. They’re going to play USC. That’s real. They’re going to not be matched up well in the trenches.”

If we know Deion Sanders, he’s going to take those comments as disrespect and create further bulletin board material for a team that doesn’t need any more invitations. While Colorado has passed its first two tests with flying colors, it remains to be seen how they’ll fare against the likes of Oregon and Southern Cal.

“If they can stay healthy, I’m saying they can at least compete for a championship,” Meyer said of Colorado. “If they get dinged — which I hate to say, that’s going to happen. Anytime you compete for a championship, especially … in the rugged Pac-12. The Pac-12 is rugged.”

It’s definitely “rugged,” but Sanders has his team believing they can’t beat anyone on any given Saturday and that’s a dangerous combination. So, we’ll have to wait to cast further judgment to see if Myer was right to pump the brakes a little bit or not.


About Sam Neumann

Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.