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Deion Sanders names the best college football coach right now, expresses admiration for Nick Saban

05:58 18.09.2023 - FOX News, Ryan Gaydos

Sanders asked '60 Minutes' for a mirror when he talking about the best coach in college football.

Deion Sanders was not shy when he was asked who the best coach in college football is right now.

The first-year Colorado head coach has so far guided the Buffaloes to a 3-0 record with their latest win coming Saturday against Colorado State in double overtime. Sanders only has a few months under his belt in the Power 5 Conference coming from Jackson State, but he is putting himself at the top.

"Let me see a mirror so I can look at him," he said during an interview on 60 Minutes when he was asked who he thought was the best coach in the sport. "You think I'm going to sit up here and tell you somebody else? You think that's the way I operate? That somebody else got that on me?"

Sanders, who does Aflac commercials with Alabama head coach Nick Saban, expressed great admiration for the Crimson Tide leader.

"I'll tell you this, I love and I adore and I respect and every time I do a commercial with coach Saban, it's a gift. Just sitting in his presence and hearing him and throwing something else out there so I can hear his viewpoint on it because he's forgotten more things than I may ever accomplish," Sanders said of Saban.

"So, I'm a student looking up to this wonderful teacher saying, 'just throw me a crumb of what you know.'"

In turn, Saban expressed admiration for Sanders in an interview with USA Today before the start of the season. Saban said he has "as much respect for him as anyone in our profession."

"We both share information to try and help each other," Saban added. "We're both interested in trying to improve our program, how we sort of motivate players, how we inspire people to do things at a high standard and a high level all the time. So that interaction has been positive for me."

/ Monday, September 18, 2023, 5:58 AM /

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Deion Sanders doesn't hide take on college football's best coach: СLet me see a mirror'

Deion Sanders' answer to who he thinks is the best coach in college football shouldn't surprise anyone.

"Let me see a mirror so I can look at it," Sanders said during an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes"

There are a lot of things that you can say about Sanders, but someone who lacks confidence is not one of them.

And after three big wins to start out his tenure leading the University of Colorado football program, it would be hard to completely argue he's wrong.

The Buffaloes defeated Colorado State on Saturday night in a dramatic double-overtime victory that saw Shedeur Sanders - Deion Sanders' son - and the offense orchestrate a late fourth-quarter drive to tie the game and force overtime.

"You think I'm gonna sit up here and tell you somebody else?" Sanders continued. "You think that's the way I operate? That somebody else got that on me?"

We asked coach Deion Sanders: "Who's the best coach in college football today?"
His response: "Let me see a mirror so I can look at it." https://t.co/RXXGHI8gts pic.twitter.com/QTSlsCAPl9

- 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 18, 2023

While Sanders was inclined to say himself to the question, he was quick to mention his admiration for Alabama head coach Nick Saban.

 ..... Because he's forgotten more things than I may ever accomplish. ..... 

Sanders' arrival at Colorado has turned the program into a must-watch, with a number of high-profile celebrities showing up to Boulder, Colo. for Saturday's Colorado-Colorado State showdown.

The Buffaloes have several tough opponents coming up in the coming weeks.

They'll hit the road for meetings with No. 10 Oregon next Saturday and No. 5 USC the following week.


Deion Sanders doesn't hide take on college football's best coach: 'Let me see a mirror'

In a recent interview on "60 Minutes," Deion Sanders, the first-year head coach of the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team, was asked who he believed was the best coach in college football. Unsurprisingly, Sanders did not hesitate to express his own confidence and self-belief. "Let me see a mirror so I can look at him," Sanders replied with a smirk, clearly indicating that he considers himself the top coach in the sport.

Sanders' assertion is not without merit, as he has already led the Buffaloes to an impressive 3-0 record, including a thrilling double-overtime victory against in-state rival Colorado State. This early success has solidified Sanders' position as a rising star in the coaching world, despite his relative inexperience in the Power 5 Conference, having previously coached at Jackson State.

Despite his self-assuredness, Sanders did express admiration for another prominent coach in college football, Alabama's Nick Saban. Sanders, who has appeared in Aflac commercials alongside Saban, spoke highly of the Crimson Tide leader. "I love and I adore and I respect [Saban]," Sanders said. "Just sitting in his presence and hearing him [.. ..... 

In a separate interview with USA Today, Saban reciprocated the admiration, stating, "I have as much respect for [Sanders] as anyone in our profession." Saban further highlighted the positive exchange of information and ideas between the two coaches, emphasizing their shared interest in improving their respective programs and motivating players to perform at a high level.

Sanders' bold statement regarding his coaching abilities is consistent with his confident and charismatic persona. His success at Colorado, coupled with his endorsement from Saban, has garnered attention from both football enthusiasts and celebrities alike. The arrival of Sanders has transformed the once-overlooked Buffaloes into a must-watch team, attracting high-profile figures to their games.

As the Buffaloes prepare for upcoming challenging matchups against No. ..... 5 USC, Sanders will have the opportunity to prove his coaching prowess on a national stage. With his unyielding self-belief and the support of his team, Sanders aims to continue his winning streak and cement his place among the elite coaches in college football.


Deion Sanders defends bolting Jackson State for Colorado: 'I finished the task'

Sanders took over Colorado at the end of the 2022 college football season.

Deion Sanders spent three seasons at Jackson State before bolting to Colorado before the start of the 2023 season.

A coach like Sanders moving up the ladder in college football is not something new. Coaches around the sport do it all the time and not only when it comes to football. In an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday, Coach Prime defended moving from the FCS school to the Power 5 program.

"I didn't leave quick," Sanders said. "I left when I was supposed to leave. We finished. Most coaches get a new job and they leave expeditiously. I finished the task."

Sanders was asked about what he told the student-athletes when he left.

"Opportunity called. Sooner than later in life there will be opportunity that knocks at your door and at this juncture in my life, I felt like the opportunity for not only me but for my kids as well was tremendous," Sanders said.

"Not only did we take several kids from that team - three trainers, maybe 12 of the 14 staffers. So, we afforded to give people tremendous opportunity here."

Sanders took over a program that only had one win in 2022 and had not had six or more wins since the 2016 season. The team has two bowl game appearances since the 2008 season. Colorado made a bowl game with a 4-2 record during the 2020 coronavirus-impacted season.

He suggested a higher calling brought him to handle the task at Colorado.

"God wouldn't relocate me to something that was successful - that don't make sense, do it? He had to find the most disappointing and the most difficult task," Sanders said. "And this is what it was and this is what it is and I love that."

Sanders immediately faced criticism when he entered Colorado as he brought several transfers with him.

However, he brushed off all the noise around him.

"That's fear. Yeah, that's fear," he said of others who hurled criticism his way. "That's like, 'hey man, shoot we don't want the engine that could get going because if that engine that could get going he's gonna start saying I think I can, I think I can, I think I can and sooner or later he's gonna start saying I know I can, I know I can, and then sooner or later he's gonna start saying I did that.'"

Sanders has Colorado at 3-0 and halfway to locking in a bowl game appearance, but the schedule gets more difficult over the next two weeks.

Colorado heads west to Oregon on Saturday and will welcome USC to Boulder next week.


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