Can the Colorado Buffaloes keep winning even with a brutal schedule ahead of them? If they do, will a more prominent school come calling for Coach Prime in the not-too-distant future? Has Sanders’ nearly complete overhaul of a downtrodden team through the transfer portal established a new template for building a program? Should every coach start wearing
Deion Sanders hobbles to get around these days, but his ability to command an audience is even more potent than it was during his speedier playing days.
Just three games into his first head coaching job in college football’s top division, the guy who went from Prime Time to Coach Prime has been the non-stop talk of the sporting world.
Given how quickly the 56-year-old Sanders moves — metaphorically speaking, as he struggles with blood-clot issues in his legs and feet — it’s certainly not too soon to ponder where this phenomenon might lead.
The Buffaloes, who won a single game in 2022 and have just one winning season in the past 17 years, are off to a captivating 3-0 start that includes a road victory over a TCU team that played in the most recent national championship game and an improbable double-overtime triumph over rival Colorado State.
But before we start penciling in No. 19 Colorado for the College Football Playoff, it’s worth taking a look at their upcoming schedule.
Six of their last nine regular-season games are against teams currently ranked in The Associated Press Top
The Pac-12 gauntlet begins Saturday with a road game at No. 10 Oregon, followed by a home contest the following weekend against fifth-ranked Southern Cal. Down the road are No. 22 UCLA, No. 14 Oregon State, No. 21 Washington State and No. 11 Utah.
Making these games all the more daunting: Colorado will be without its two-way star, Travis Hunter, for several weeks after he took a brutal cheap shot from Colorado State.
If the Buffaloes start losing, the nation’s attention will surely turn to more conventional