The Colorado Buffaloes continued their impressive start to the season with a resounding 36-14 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but it was more than just a win on the field.
Quarterback Shedeur Sanders, son of head coach Deion Sanders, delivered some strong words for Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule and his team after the game.
Sanders was on fire, throwing for 393 yards and two touchdowns on 31 of 42 passing and also adding a rushing touchdown of his own. However, it was his post-game comments that stole the spotlight.
“It was extremely personal, you go out there and warm up, and you’ve got the head coach from the other team standing in the middle of the Buff,” Sanders said. “It’s OK if a couple of players do it, it’s fine, just enjoy the scenery. But when you’ve got the whole team trying to disrespect it, I’m not going for that at all. I went in there and disrupted it.”
Shedeur Sanders took today’s game against Nebraska personally…
“It was extremely personal… The coach said a lot of things about my Pops, about the program, but now he wanna act nice. I don't respect that."pic.twitter.com/sVK3d4MvAw
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) September 9, 2023
“The Buffaloes mean a lot to me personally, and that’s what I was saying in pregame. And that’s when I knew it was extreme disrespect. The coach said a lot of things about my pops, about the program. I don’t respect that because you’re hating on another man,” Sanders continued.
“All respect was gone for them and their program. The respect level ain’t there because he disrespected us first.”
It’s true that Sanders may be getting a little carried away with the disrespect card, but hey, whatever helps motivate you to play your best can’t be a bad thing.
While Rhule never explicitly mentioned Deion Sanders by name in the offseason, he did appear to criticize teams’ use of the transfer portal, which Colorado heavily utilized to rebuild after a dismal 1-11 season in 2022.
Shedeur Sanders, quickly gaining momentum as a Heisman Trophy candidate, showcased his passion for the game with electrifying plays and celebrations during the decisive victory. He even paid homage to his father by performing Deion’s signature shuffle dance after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
During the game, Sanders removed his helmet after what he believed was a touchdown following a spectacular scramble outside the pocket. Deion Sanders recalled the incident, saying: “One of the funniest moments in the game after Shedeur took his helmet off after he made the tremendous scramble – it was like a Heisman-type play, and I went over and said, ‘You cannot do that, you cannot take your helmet off.'”
“He said, ‘Dad, it’s personal.’ And I just bent over and laughed my butt off because that’s in the moment I was upset, and he broke the monotony up with, ‘It’s personal.’ So they really took it to heart.”
With the victory, Colorado improves to 2-0 on the season and moved up to #18 in the AP top 25 rankings. They are set to face in-state rivals, Colorado State, this coming Saturday.
Shedeur said … watch this 🤣⌚️ pic.twitter.com/GjxlvuppLz
— Nick Rothschild (@nick_rothschild) September 10, 2023
What are your thoughts on what Deion and his son are doing at Colorado?
Do you think Shedeur has the ability to become a franchise quarterback in the NFL? Or are people getting a tad carried away thus far?