Deion Sanders has been considered a valuable piece of Colorado’s move back to the Big 12, and the first-year coach has weighed in on the move.

“This is a game changer and we plan on changing the game,” he told Carl Reed of 247Sports.

On Thursday, the University of Colorado Board of Regent unanimously adopted a resolution to move the Buffaloes out of the Pac-12 and return to the Big 12. Sanders plans to embrace the change and is ready for the new chapter in Colorado’s football history.

An earlier report from Ross Dellenger of Yahoo Sports said that Sanders pushed for the move to help in recruiting, specifically in the state of Texas.

Otherwise, Colorado Chancellor Phil DiStefano said Thursday that the Big 12’s “stability in an era of change” was a major factor in the move. Colorado is the third school to announce plans to leave the Pac-12. USC and UCLA will move to the Big Ten in 2024.

Colorado is also expected to receive a full Big 12 share from the ESPN/FOX media deal in its first season, which is around $31.7 million.