Deion: CU must safeguard QB to complete in Huge 12

  • Kyle Bonagura, ESPN Staff WriterJul 10, 2024, 03:25 PM ET


    • Covers college football.Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University.LAS VEGAS– After ending up 4-8 and in last location in the Pac-12

in his debut season last year at Colorado, coach Deion Sanders made it clear during the conference’s media day Wednesday what need to change for the Buffaloes to contend in the Huge 12.”We got to secure that quarterback,”Sanders said.” That’s No. 1.”In 2015, his son Shedeur Sanders

was the most sacked quarterback in the country(52 ), which led Deion Sanders to entirely overhaul the offending line, consisting of hiring a brand-new line coach, former NFL offensive lineman Phil Loadholt.After a complete overhaul last offseason, too, Sanders stated it was easier this time around.”What makes it easy to get in touch with offending

line? Having the best darn quarterback in college football,”Sanders said.” Who don’t wish to come and block for the very best quarterback in college football? You got to be a fool if you state,’ I do not wish to be seen.'” “The television numbers are insane. They’re on every darn week. So, I get direct exposure and I think 32 NFL scouts are going to be at every

practice seeing these two guys [Shedeur and Travis Hunter] practice. So, I get to be seen. That’s an easy– and it’s not a sale. That prevails sense for any lineman to wish to belong of.”Colorado included 6 offensive linemen in the early transfer window, including 2 with Power 5 experience and the nation’s top-ranked offending lineman recruit, Jordan

Seaton.Despite another offseason of modification, the Buffs were anticipated to finish 11th in the conference in the conference’s main preseason survey. Sanders set out a various

set of expectations.”I ‘d be a moron to sit over here and not inform you we plan on winning,” he stated.”I don’t know who sits down and says they do not intend on winning.

You got to be an idiot to state that. We absolutely plan on winning, and primarily, it begins with the personnel. I think we have more than 140 years of NFL experience on the staff.” Certainly, we have two guys that are placed to go in the leading 5 in the draft [Sanders and Hunter], but I believe we’re going to have 2

more that’s going to sneak in that preliminary. Let me offer you B.J. Green. I’m not going to inform you the fourth. “Colorado opens the season Aug. 29 at home against North Dakota State, an FCS opponent that Sanders said has the Buffaloes’regard.”They’re actually darn great, and I seethe at [CU athletic director Rick George] right now for putting them on the schedule to open with them,”Sanders said.”Can you provide me a layup or something

? Those guys are terrific. Their staff has actually always been among the best. Many individuals have actually matriculated from that personnel to go to greater levels. Those kids play their butts off. They’re tough. They don’t make many mistakes. They’re accustomed to winning. “

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