The magic dust has worn off on Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes.
What started out as a great story has ended on a disastrous six-game losing streak and a last place 4-8 finish in the Pac-12.
There seems to be players and “committed” recruits who are leaving the program with every passing day.
The latest is Caleb Fauria, son of former Colorado and NFL tight end Christian Fauria.
Christian took aim Sanders for his contradicting comments about where the Buffs approach stands with the world of NIL.
Sanders had recently made a plea for more financial support, acknowledging the cost associated with recruiting top talent.
“We definitely need ‘giving.’ You know what I mean. It’s unfortunate to say this, but some kids cost…,” Sanders remarked.
“We can sit here and talk about great coaching and great this and great that all we want. But it’s going to be a credit card swipe with all these guys going to these playoffs. I understand that.”
Fauria didn’t hold back in his response, taking a jab at Sanders’ comments about the financial aspects of college sports.
“I thought there wasn’t an ATM?” Fauria said on X, referencing Sanders’ previous statement regarding the program not being an ATM for players.
I thought there wasn’t an ATM? https://t.co/PWdjJHtqKC
— christian fauria (@christianfauria) November 26, 2023
Sanders had made it clear, stating: “We’re not an ATM. That’s not going to happen here. If you come to play football for me and the Colorado Buffaloes, it’s because you really want to play football and receive a wonderful education, and all the business stuff will be handled on the back end if that’s the case. But we are not an ATM.”
The timing of Fauria’s comments is notable, considering that his son, Caleb, has entered the transfer portal, hinting at potential dissatisfaction within the program.
Colorado TE Caleb Fauria has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, On3 has learned.
— On3 (@On3sports) November 27, 2023
What are your thoughts on Coach Prime and the Colorado program?
Do you think they’ll bounce back next year?
Or have they been exposed???