It’s not often you see Deion Sanders admit to a bad moment; however, the poor streak of his University of Colorado Buffaloes brought out a little-known side of the receiver turned college head coach.
After suffering his third straight NCAAF loss, a 19-26 defeat to Oregon State, Sanders made a surprising confession: “This is hard.”
Although he was grateful for the opportunity to learn, the former Atlanta Falcons receiver admitted that he and his team fell short.
“The reason it’s so hard is because you know you’re capable of doing better, playing better, performing better, calling better games, coaching better on my behalf, and you are coming up short when you have enough to get the job done,”Sanders admitted.
In a press conference after the game, the former player also accepted that the situation is painful “It hurts myself, the team and all the coaches, the fans, some of you as well that actually care.”
Sanders’ drastic changes in Colorado
The Buffaloes started the season on the right foot and went on a three-game winning streak. However, things began to go wrong after the 6-42 beating they received during their visit to the University of Oregon.
Since then, Colorado has lost three in a row and five of its last six games, falling to 4-5, on the brink of missing a bowl game.
To right the ship, the former Dallas Cowboys receiver changed all of his coordinators before the game against the Beavers, starting with offensive coordinator Sean Lewis, who arrived along with Sanders in the offseason.
Sanders assured that although Lewis is a good element, “we just needed a change at that moment. We needed to try something else at that moment. And that’s what we did.”
Deion Sanders defended his decision
Faced with questions from the specialized press, Sanders said that the only goal of his changes was to help his team return to the path of victory.
“You guys don’t know all the intangibles in it. You (are) just looking from the outside of the crib looking in,” he said.
I have tinted windows, and you can’t even see into the house, but you guys are jumping to conclusions about what I should or shouldn’t do.
However, the numbers do not help Sanders, as his team finished with -7 rushing yards and 245 passing, for 239 total. Quarterback Shedeur Sanders completed 24 passes in 39 attempts and two in the end zone, but he was a disaster on the ground, losing 37 yards on seven rushing attempts.