Deion fumes at Enthusiasts for not participating camp battle
Aug 17, 2023, 12:00 AM ET STONE, Colo.– A lot of football coaches preach about players keeping their cool in the dog days of August when temperature levels and moods both tend to flare.Not Deion Sanders.The University of Colorado’s new head coach upbraided some of his players Tuesday– not for combating, but for not fighting.A short fracas followed Anthony Hankerson’s touchdown add the middle
in a goal-line drill when security Jaden Milliner-Jones grabbed the running back by his jersey and tossed him to the ground well after he ‘d scored.Editor’s Picks 2 Related Massive offensive take on Gerad Christian-Lichtenhan, who packs 310 pounds onto his 6-foot-10 frame,
didn’t appreciate the late-in-the-play hostility and let Milliner-Jones understand it.A lot of pushing and pushing and yelping occurred as a number of teammates joined in, although lots of appeared to be simply attempting to keep the peace
. Some assistants faced the fray and separated the players in the middle of the fight.Moments later on, as the offense gathered, Coach Prime stepped in and let his players know he wasn’t pleased with what he had actually just witnessed.” I seen two of you strolling off, there, and you have actually got an essential colleague combating, “Sanders groused.”Where they do that at? Where they do that at?”Not here, his players responded.
“If one battles, all of us battle, “Sanders fumed.” You understand that? I don’t want to see you all walking off when somebody’s combating. Never ever once again!”
A video of Tuesday’s practice published by Sanders ‘boy, Deion Sanders Jr., reveals the fight and the elder Sanders resolving his team at the 29:15 mark.Today Was War at CU Buffs Football Practice: with KJ Hamler & Terrell Owenshttps:// t.co/ l97ZZLyM16– Deion Sanders Jr (@DeionSandersJr)August 15, 2023 The Buffaloes are coming off a 1-11 debacle but are back in the spotlight heading into the 2023 college football season
thanks to the arrival of Sanders and dozens of gifted transfers who followed him to Boulder.The Sanders age starts Sept. 2 when
the Buffs open at TCU. They host longtime competing Nebraska the following week at
Folsom Field, where the spring game, which featured a snowstorm, sold out and was broadcast by ESPN.The Associated Press contributed to this report.