Deion Sanders expressed his concerns after Colorado’s fifth loss of the season on Saturday, highlighting a troubling issue for his team.
The Buffaloes faced a setback, falling to Oregon State and slipping to a 4-5 record for the season.
In the aftermath of the game, Coach Prime admitted that his team’s once-vibrant passion seems to have waned.
“I don’t think it’s the same passion” Sanders remarked following the 26-19 loss to Oregon State. “I do sense the same attention to detail, the film time has gone up. Less mistakes. I think penalty wise we had some penalties in some crazy situations. But we’ve condensed that over the last couple of weeks. We’ve been pretty good with that. It’s just some little foolish darn penalties that we gathered today.@
“But the passion, the passion of it, like the passion of that first game, the passion of those games, we’re missing that and that’s still something we’re trying to apprehend. We try to locate it as well.”
Colorado began the season with a strong start, securing victories against TCU and Nebraska. However, they have since encountered a challenging 2-5 slide.
The question now lingers: Can Coach Prime’s team reverse their fortunes in the latter part of the 2023 season?