Colorado football announced that Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders will be the new head coach of the Buffaloes. The move signals the university’s commitment to improving its football program.
Coach Prime completed his third season at Jackson State. The Tigers dominated the SWAC this season, going undefeated in the regular season. The Tigers did not allow more than 24 points in a single game, holding five teams to single digits with one shutout. Sanders leaves Jackson with a 27-5 record, going 12-0 this season.
Jackson State dominated interstate rivals Alcort State and Mississippi Valley State and intrastate rivals Florida A&M in the revival of the Orange Blossom Classic this season.
Sanders announced he was leaving Jackson State for Boulder after the Tigers dominated Southern in the SWAC title game. Cincinnati and USF were also reported to be suitors for Coach Prime.
This hire could be what the once-proud Colorado football program needs to become a major football program once again. Since 2000 the Buffaloes have six winning seasons, one conference title (in the Big 12), and has played for only one Pac-12 championship.
Sanders comes to Colorado with no FBS coaching experience and three years of college experience at an FCS-level school. Jackson State hired Sanders after he was an offensive coordinator in high school. He is, however, one of the most famous professional athletes of all time and one of the last two-sport professional athletes.
How will Coach Prime will do? Time will tell; here is a closer look at Prime Time in Boulder.