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Is Deion Sanders too thin-skinned, or is he right to block critics on social media?

Is Deion Sanders feuding with OutKick? The Buffaloes’ head coach seems constantly under fire, with analysts scrutinizing every move he makes.

Whether bringing in new players through the transfer portal or how he manages them, Sanders finds himself under the microscope, especially with his 4-8 team. This constant criticism might be why Coach Prime blocked the OutKick Hot Mic show on all social media platforms.

OutKick host Jonathan Hutton and Chad Withrow aren’t surprised, suggesting Sanders might have misinterpreted their coverage. But Withrow quickly delivered a powerful blow, calling Sanders a “walking contradiction.” He wasn’t shy about throwing shade at Sanders’ approach with the Buffaloes program. He even declared that Deion was more like “Bear Bryant meets Lil Wayne. Don’t know who the guy is.”

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Poll of the day

Do you think Deion Sanders was justified in blocking analysts on social media?

Yes, he has the right

No, it's unprofessional

Depends on the criticism

I don't care

Now, Withrow has some points. He points out how Sanders can come across as old-school during press conferences, demanding accountability and a no-nonsense approach. “That’s how he was raised, that’s how he played the game. That’s what he expects from his team,” Withrow stated. “Then you hear reports that he made his football team go to Lil Wayne concert because his son Shedeur was opening up for Lil Wayne. You see the way he dresses on the sidelines which is just very much a Coach Prime thing. Again, walking contradiction,” the host added.

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Withrow suggests Sanders might try to blend in, as he describes it as “Old school meets new school meets new fangled approach to program building.” Now, facing such harsh criticism entering his second year as an NCAA coach, one has to wonder if it’s all worth it for Deion Sanders. Will the Buffaloes remain his team next year amidst all the backlash? 

Despite the heat, Deion Sanders stands by the Buffs

Coach Prime is under fire but unfazed! Well, Deion seems to have developed a thick skin. Despite constant criticism and questions about his future with the team, Sanders remains committed to Boulder.

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Even the OutKick host wondered if Sanders would stick around if his son, Shedeur, wasn’t the quarterback. But Sanders shut down those doubts. In a podcast interview, he declared, “I’m good. I’ll be here. I ain’t going nowhere… I love Boulder, Colorado.” He even mentioned how he’d be happy for his sons to go to the NFL but has no intention of following them. “The kids will be in the pros, and I’ll be here,” he firmly said. 

So, Sanders is now staying put. However, the real question is how he’ll silence the critics. While he hasn’t revealed a specific plan, racking up wins seems the best solution. Not just any wins — big wins that put them in title contention. That could drastically change the narrative entering his third year in Colorado. Can Deion Sanders and his team deliver?