Colorado's Travis Hunter on College GameDay: 'The haters get us started'
Colorado took the college football world by storm last weekend after upsetting host TCU. Now, the No. 22 Buffaloes will aim for a 2-0 mark in their home opener against rival Nebraska.
Prior to the matchup, ESPN’s Desmond Howard spoke with quarterback Shedeur Sanders and defensive back/wide receiver Travis Hunter about Colorado’s ascension.
“The haters get us started. That’s the best feeling. You go out there and prove somebody wrong, now they want to be on your side.” –Travis Hunter pic.twitter.com/5MclLMvmdm
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 9, 2023
Many national outlets weren’t giving Colorado any love prior to the first season under head coach Deion Sanders.
So it was particularly rewarding to silence the doubters in Week 1.
“The haters get us started. That’s the best feeling,” Hunter said. “You go out there and prove somebody wrong, now they want to be on your side.”
Shedeur Sanders says Colorado has a boulder on its shoulder.
“We’re just here to prove a lot of people wrong and really just stand for a purpose and have a reason to play,” Sanders said.
Sanders passed for 510 yards and 4 touchdowns vs. TCU but refused to give himself an A for the performance.
“I’d say like a B. Sometimes I’ve got to throw the ball away, for sure. I’ve just got to get to the reads and through the progressions,” Sanders said. “It was like going into this week, the things I need to rep, I’m going to rep them more.”
The durable and dynamic Hunter played 147 snaps in Week 1 with an interception on defense, while catching 11 passes for 119 yards.
Hunter gives all the credit to Coach Sanders for sharing his wealth of expertise.
“It’s great, man. He teaches me everything on offense and defense,” Hunter said. “Before the game last week I think I stayed in his office for like 2 hours…”
Nebraska at Colorado is slated for 12 p.m. EST and will be televised on FOX.