Deion Sanders has lived in the public eye for nearly four decades since he burst onto the scene as a three-sport star at Florida State in the 1980s. Now, he is shining on the college stage again but in a different capacity as the coach of the No. 19 Colorado Buffaloes.
Colorado has taken not just college football but the entire sports wold by storm in Sanders’ first season amid a 3-0 start. With a cultural icon like Sanders — now known as Coach Prime — at the helm, the previously irrelevant Buffs have become a draw for celebrities. Lil’ Wayne led the team out of the tunnel before Saturday night’s thrilling double-overtime win against Colorado State, while Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined the team in the pre-game locker room. Star athletes such as Kawhi Leonard and Rob Gronkowski were also in attendance Saturday night.
Such a scene would have been unfathomable on the Colorado campus this time last year as the Buffs struggled to a 1-11 season, their fifth losing campaign in the past six years. But Sanders changed everything when he arrived after posting a 27-6 record in three seasons at Jackson State.
With an unprecedented roster overhaul, savvy assistant coaching hires and his own larger than life personality, Sanders has rapidly built a formidable program.
Conventionally, “60 Minutes” — the oldest and most-watched newsmagazine on television — does not profile the same subject twice in two seasons of its program. However, convention doesn’t intersect with Coach Prime.
Amid the mayhem of the season, Sanders sat down with Jon Wertheim for a “60 Minutes” feature Sunday night that dove into Sanders’ mindset taking the Colorado job, some of his controversial tactics upon being hired and why Nick Saban is the coach (other than himself) he…
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Author : David Cobb
Publish date : 2023-09-18 00:44:57
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