Saban applauds Deion: ‘He’s an actually great coach’
Alex Scarborough, ESPN Staff WriterSep 20, 2023, 01:17 PM ET
- Covers the SEC.Joined ESPN
- in 2012.
- Graduate of Auburn University.Nick Saban has noticed
the success Deion Sanders has had at Colorado this season.Saban stated that although he hasn’t seen all of Colorado’s games this season, he did catch last week’s double-overtime success over Colorado State.Sanders, a Hall of Popularity cornerback in the NFL, has actually led Colorado to a 3-0
start, including a season-opening victory over nationwide champion runner-up TCU.”I have an incredible amount of respect for Deion Sanders,”Saban said Wednesday
.” Initially, he’s a fantastic person and he’s done a terrific task of marketing the program to create a lot of national interest.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated”But I see their group playing well on the field. They play with discipline, they do a good task of carrying out, they have actually had the ability to score points, playing decent on defense. So all those things, to me, are indicators that he’s an actually good coach.”In fact, Saban stated he’s always believed Sanders was an excellent coach.Sanders went 27-6 in three seasons at Jackson State– his
first college training experience– consisting of back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Championship game in the FCS.Before that, Sanders coached in high school as the offensive planner at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas. He likewise was part of the training personnel for the annual Under Armour All-America Video Game.”He’s constantly been successful whether it was Jackson State, high school or now in Colorado, “Saban stated.”His groups have always been well coached.” The Buffaloes were 1-11 in 2015 prior to Sanders took over last offseason and restore their lineup, bringing in 86 brand-new scholarship players, consisting of high school signings and transfers.During a recent interview with”
60 Minutes,”Sanders heaped appreciation on Saban; the two coaches often appear side-by-side on Aflac commercials.” I love and I love and I regard and whenever I do a business with Coach Saban– it’s a gift,”Sanders stated.”Simply being in his presence and hearing him and throwing something else out there so I can hear his viewpoint on it, due to the fact that he’s forgotten more things than I might ever achieve.”So I’m a student appreciating this terrific teacher stating,’Just toss me a crumb of what you understand.'”Sanders and No. 19 Colorado check out No. 10 Oregon on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, while Saban and No. 13 Alabama host No. 15 Ole Miss at the same time.