Deion Sanders has Colorado at the center of the college football universe, but he’s not slowing down to take in the early success.

The Buffs blasted Nebraska over the weekend to move to 2-0 on the year. They hold wins over two Power Five opponents, one of them ranked (at the time) and on the road. CU has soared to its highest AP ranking since 2016. A win on Saturday against Colorado State would give the program its first 3-0 start to a full season since 2018.

“I don’t have time to enjoy the moment,” Sanders said Tuesday when he met with reporters. “Santa don’t have time. He’s got to deliver the gifts. He ain’t got time to enjoy his cookies. OK, that’s all he gets. I ain’t got time for that. I gotta keep it going.

“I gotta keep this machine going and make sure we stay on the right path and make sure we’re locked in and focused on the right things. Making sure we’re practicing adequately. Making sure we’re giving it our all. Making sure we’re making the right adjustments and playing the proper personnel.”

This weekend, ESPN’s First Take, FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff, and ESPN’s College GameDay will all make their way to campus. Sanders has fixed the spotlight firmly on the Buffs.

Of course, there’s bravado in Boulder right now. But CU is quickly proving that it is deserving of the attention. Colorado has looked impressive — for different reasons — in both of its wins. According to ESPN’s FPI, CU has the sixth-best strength of record in all of college football right now.

But Sanders knows the attention and the adulation only stays if the Buffs keep winning. So that’s where the focus lies.

The Buffs host Colorado State on Saturday at 7 p.m. PT on ESPN.