Reggie Bush has bold prediction about Colorado, Deion Sanders in Year 1
Reggie Bush says Colorado will enjoy the biggest turnaround in college football next season with Deion Sanders taking over as the program’s head coach.
A number of teams disappointed in 2022. Oklahoma had its first losing season since 1998. Miami threw a yacht filled with cash at Mario Cristobal and then won fewer than six games for only the second time since 1998. Wisconsin started 2-3 and then fired its head coach.
No one fell further than Colorado, though. The Buffs managed only one win all season. They rolled out four different starting quarterbacks, struggled to do anything well on defense, and saw their head coach lose his job five games into the year.
But all that misery brought Coach Prime to Boulder, and the USC legend thinks he’ll do big things in 2023.
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) January 2, 2023
In general terms, a turnaround doesn’t have to mean challenging for Pac-12 title in Year 1. Colorado won just one game. If it were to, say, match the historic turnaround Washington enjoyed in 2022 under Kalen DeBoer, the Buffs would be looking at an eight-win season.
Arizona, another one-loss team from 2021, improved to 5-7 this past season. If Colorado were to be in the hunt for bowl eligibility late, that might also be viewed as a win — CU has just two bowl appearances in the last 15 seasons.
But Coach Prime doesn’t do anything small, and he has quickly reshaped the CU roster via the NCAA Transfer Portal in his first few months on the job.
Former No. 1 overall recruit Travis Hunter has signed with the Buffs. The quarterback situation has been settled with the addition of former Jackson State standout (and Sanders’ son) Shedeur Sanders.
The Buffs signed top-250 freshmen Dylan Edwards and Omarion Miller during the Early Signing Period, both of whom will serve as potential home run-hitters in Sanders’ offense.
In total, the Buffs have added 17 transfers. Among them are seven former Jackson State players and three from other Power Five programs. The transfer class alone ranks as the second-best in the country, per 247Sports.