“He Would Make This Program Nationally Relevant” | Colorado Reportedly Has Offered Its Head Coach Position To Deion Sanders

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Deion Sanders has reportedly been offered the head coach position at Colorado, a program looking to rekindle some of its past glory.

While the timeline as to when Sanders has to make a huge decision hasn’t been disclosed, it’s been reported that he has “legitimate interest” in the opportunity.

Colorado Offered Deion Sanders Head Coach Position 

In fact, Fox Sports college football analyst Bruce Feldman had this to say during Saturday’s pregame show.

“Now, on to Colorado, where they’re desperate to pump some life into this program. And I’m told he has legit interest in becoming the Buffalo’s head coach. He is 22-2 in the last two years, but he really hasn’t gotten much buy-in from Power Five jobs with vacancies. I’m told if he can go there — and there are people at CU who are optimistic that he would make this program nationally relevant for the first time in a long, long time.”

Will Deion Sanders Leave Jackson State ?

Sanders just led the Jackson State Tigers to its first undefeated regular season in program history. They’re currently prepping to host the SWAC championship game for the second consecutive year, and hoping for a return trip to the Celebration Bowl, which is the de facto Black College Football national championship.

Would Colorado And Sanders Be A Good Fit?

Sanders is a big brand with NFL connections, so no matter where he coaches he’s going to be able to land top-level talent. But how does Sanders to Boulder stack up as pertains to recruiting?

And especially in this NIL era where the recruiting landscape has changed drastically. Earlier this week, Carl Reed of 247Sports gave a good assessment of how he believes things could go if the Pro Football Hall of Famer did make the move.

Can Deion Sanders Recruit At Colorado?

“The Buffaloes may not fit Sanders’ recruiting footprint, “ Reed said, “but as a Pac-12 school they can offer Sanders the best chance to pay his assistants well and build out the staff infrastructure he believes he needs (two items he doesn’t come close to satisfying at Jackson State). With the resources Colorado could offer, Sanders has mapped out a plan to recruit nationally to Boulder.”

In an interview with “60 Minutes” last month, Sanders reiterated over and over again that he’d entertain Power Five job offers because he needs to look out for his coaches. He’s also on record saying his coaches have outworked and outcoached their current salaries.

Buffaloes Will Require A Complete Rebuild

Over the past two seasons the Buffaloes have gone 5-19 including 1-11 this season. They’ve been outclassed and thoroughly outplayed weekly in the Pac-12, meaning Sanders would have his work cut out for him as he looks to put the Buffaloes back on the proverbial map.

That’ll also require a major jump in recruiting, something Sanders prides himself in, having landed top-50 classes at Jackson State, including the 2022 No. 1 overall recruit in Travis Hunter.

PAC-12 Losing UCLA, USC

With the conference set to lose traditional powers UCLA and USC to the Big Ten in a couple seasons, adding a face as well-known as Sanders would help soften the blow.

But is he ready to make the jump, and to Colorado?