The Deion Sanders Experimen at Colorado Begins With a Wild Win

The Deion Sanders Experimen

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The Deion Sanders Experiment at Colorado Begins With a Wild Win

The Buffaloes, who won one game last year, knocked off Texas Christian, a team that played for a national championship last season, to kick off the Prime Er

Texas Christian last season came within one win of a national championship. Colorado won one game. But with one wild win to open the 2023 season, the Buffaloes and their audacious new coach Deion Sanders made a case that overnight success is very possible in the increasingly unhinged world of college football.

Since moving to Boulder from Jackson State in the lower tier Football Championship Subdivision this offseason, Sanders has made Colorado a test lab for the theory that a losing program can be made over in a flash. A whopping 57 players joined Colorado via the transfer portal in the offseason, including nine who came along with Sanders from JSU.

Hours after Colorado’s win, Texas State shocked Baylor 42-31. The Bobcats were another team that went all in on transfers, adding 50 in the off-season under new coach GJ Kinne.

The transfer brigade on Saturday enabled Colorado to back up Sanders’s offseason boasts that the lowly Buffaloes would be a powerful force to be reckoned with come fall. Colorado’s 45-42 roller coaster win over No. 17 TCU on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas, featured an array of players who had never played together nor for Colorado last year.

Edwards de-committed from Notre Dame in the offseason to reunite with his one-time youth football coach, Sanders, and his unprecedented experiment in the Rockies. On Saturday, he caught three touchdown passes and ran in for another.

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