Deion Sanders is 'so needed' in college football, says Dan Orlovsky
Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes are going to dominate sports TV this week. After a 45-42 upset win over No. 17 TCU on Saturday — a game CU entered as a 20.5-point underdog — the Buffs are at the forefront of the sport.
And ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky says Sanders is exactly what the sport needs.
“Deion Sanders is more than a personality. That guy can flat-out coach,” Orlovsky said Monday morning on ESPN’s Get Up. “He’s perfect for college football right now. He’s so needed in college football.
“We’re talking about personality. We’re talking about fun. We’re talking about joy, the joy of the game. Confidence. This team was 1-11 last year.”
The Buffs welcomed more than 80 new players to the roster this offseason — more than 50 of which were transfers.
And yet CU’s offense looked surgical in many ways on Saturday. Quarterback Shedeur Sanders threw for a program-record 510 yards and played mistake-free football. The Buffs had four players go over 100 yards receiving.
The defense is certainly a work in progress, but when CU needed a stop at the end of the game to preserve a lead, it got one.
“It’ wasn’t just this acquisition of talent. They were so well-coached and disciplined that I do not feel this was a flash-in-the-pan, one-week performance,” Orlovsky said. “I don’t. I feel like this team is a very good college football team.”
Colorado hosts Nebraska on Saturday for its first home game at Folsom Field under Sanders. The environment promises to be electric. Kickoff is set for 9 a.m. PT on FOX.