Trey Sanders started his career at Alabama before transferring to TCU, but he also wanted to play for Coach Prime at Colorado.

Sanders ran into some injury issues at Alabama, something Sanders was hesitant about when Sanders entered the portal last year. But when the TCU running back suffered an injury in Saturday’s game, Coach Prime walked out to tell him something.

He revealed what he told Sanders on Thursday:

“I walked over to him because he was a kid that wanted to come here. The reason I didn’t take him was because he sustained some significant injuries… But I still had love for the kid because he wanted to play for us. So, I went out there and I said, ‘Son, now you know if you don’t get up, they ain’t got a chance. So I want you to get your butt up and get back in this game and be dominant like you’ve been.’ That’s what I told him. I wanted the kid to be dominant. His last name’s Sanders, first of all, and he was the No. 2 on offense. That’s what the conversation was.”

Trey Sanders did indeed have an incredible game for the Horned Frogs. He finished with 46 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns.

Colorado takes on Nebraska this Saturday at 10 a.m. MT for a chance to improve to 2-0 out of the gate.