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

06:16 18.09.2023

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 [...] he's forgotten more things than I may ever accomplish."

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. 10 Oregon and 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.

/ Monday, September 18, 2023, 6:16 AM /

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