Former Colorado Captain Brands Deion Sanders’ First Season as HC a “Success” Despite String of Embarrassing Results

Published 11/28/2023, 11:45 AM EST

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Deion Sanders has had a tough run with the Colorado Buffaloes, for sure. The 56-year-old signed with the Buffs this season and witnessed a rollercoaster journey with the team. Alas, their time as fan favorites comes to an end, with their record coming to a halt at a poor 4-8.

Yet even with their unsuccessful run, Deion became one of the most popular coaches in the NCAA this year. He was the driving force behind the minuscule amount of glory that the Colorado team tasted. And his success caught the eye of former Buffaloes captain Matt McChesney, who had kind words to say about the progress of Coach Prime.

Matt McChesney talks about the drastic improvement from last year’s Colorado season


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On the latest episode of the Jason Whitlock show, Matt McChesney came on as a guest to talk about Deion’s season this year. Knowing Whitlock, the fans assumed that he had invited McChesney to grill Coach Prime together, but he was in for a surprise.


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When asked about what his thoughts were on the first season under Deion Sanders, McChesney said, “When Coach Prime came in, the fact that they started as fast as they did, they were nationally ranked and then they ran into the gauntlet in the Pac 12 but I’m a huge believer. I would say it’s like a B minus I mean it’s not an A+.” Thus, in spite of ending up at the bottom of the table, Coach Prime still managed to improve the Colorado program by a landslide and should be given flowers for it. But even though McChesney gave Colorado their share of the flowers, Whitlock was his usual self when he summarized the season under Deion.

Jason Whitlock and his thoughts on the disastrous Colorado season

When it was Whitlock’s turn to give his opinion on the Buffs’ performance this year, he didn’t hold back. Whitlock talked about how he’s watched more Colorado football this year than he ever has.


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Whitlock further said, “I think the team is soft and I think they’re coached by a soft coach. A quarterback, a very skilled athlete who did not like to tackle in the NFL and I don’t think he knows how to instill or I’m not even sure if he really values the kind of toughness that football generally speaking requires.” Thus he was the same Jason Whitlock who will continue to hate Coach Prime till the end of time. The fans won’t be surprised to see him disliking the Colorado team’s performance, as this is something he’s based his entire persona on. But it is going to be interesting to see if he changes his mind next season when Coach Prime returns.

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Will Jason Whitlock end up eating his words next season? Or will Coach Prime fail to exceed his expectations as Whitlock continues to spew hate? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jeevesh Singh


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