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For success in the 2024 season and beyond, Deion Sanders and Co. have made a lot of changes: a revamped roster, a revamped game plan, and revamped policies at school. Roster inconsistencies and game plan changes are getting perfected on the field, while Coach Prime ensures that players stay disciplined even off the field.

Sanders’ latest “no phones during breakfast or lunch” policy is already reaping the results, but some have questioned it. The head coach told his players: “I want y’all to talk and get to know each other all right so we catch you on the phone in the cafeteria we putting you out…put a bowl in the middle of each table so we can put the phone in the bowl.”

The no-phone policy isn’t the only new rule that the CU student-athletes must keep up with. Sanders is now emphasizing discipline at CU. Strict rules are being implemented daily. Uncle Nelly of The Pregame Network explains why this is necessary for the squad this season and how it would reflect on the gridiron. Per him, Coach Prime is not implementing the rules for the players to be perfect in social situations. Instead, it is just “talking about the discipline of being in meetings on time. Watching your film. Being where you’re supposed to be. Take your tray up at the cafeteria. The little things.”

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Even if anyone is just five minutes late to the practice, they’ll be told to jump off. The reason for this is simple. “If you’re not disciplined enough to get to a meeting on time, you’re not gonna be disciplined enough to wait on that snap and get that good jump,” Uncle Nelly stated. Safe to say, the effect of all the disciplinary measures is on full display in the early 2024 season.

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Earlier, it was highlighted that talents and performances do not guarantee that a player will be a good Buff. Sanders, who keeps an eye on his players’ behavior both on and off the field, has clarified his expectations from them. Sanders has a code of conduct blueprint, among which is respect for the opposite gender. He was quoted as saying: “We want to respect all women. We have some wonderful women in this program and we’re going to always call them Miss and then their name and yes ma’am and no ma’am… do not call them about their name.”

The after-effects of Deion Sanders’ strictness

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Deion Sanders might have gone “too far” for many, but CU is already seeing all the results — not only in bridging the communication gap amongst the players but also in affecting the scoreboard. Speaking to The Pregame Network, Warren Sapp highlights how he sees the difference in the communication in the cafeteria after implementing the no-phone policy. “The whole team, it’s a lot more together,” Sapp opined.

And about the scoreboard: BetMGM Sportsbook’s betting odds say the rest. The Buffs are a runaway favorite here, with over 63% of people voting for CU getting over 5.5 wins this season, which is a major leap from their previous season’s 4-8 score. Even ESPN’s FPI Index has projected the Buffs to go for 6.3 wins this season. While the expectations are high, the Buffs look prepared to achieve them.