NFL Hall of Fame cornerback and University of Colorado (CU) head football coach Deion Sanders, known to many as “Coach Prime,” praised the name of Jesus during multiple postgame interviews on Saturday (Sept. 2) after defeating the No. 17 ranked TCU Horned Frogs 45-42.
Sanders doesn’t hide his faith. Just last week he told his 1.6 million social media followers, “Are u ready? If God gave you what you want right now could you handle and maintain the blessing? This ain’t about anybody else or anything else, it’s about you. If you ain’t ready please get ready. Time is of value. #CoachPrime.”
The Colorado Buffalos were unranked heading into Saturday’s game and were projected to lose by 21 points, but that didn’t stop CU’s first-year coach from believing in his team.
In fact, Sanders’ pregame locker room speech, which could have been mistaken for a Sunday morning sermon, had Coach Prime inspiring the CU football team to “believe” they had already won before stepping onto TCU’s home field.
“Usually, God gives me a word long before this, but he’s been holding it,” Sanders told his team. “Because it’s not about them. This is about us. This has nothing to do with the team that’s opposing us. This is about us.”
“This ain’t got nothing to do with the naysayers, the unbelievers, the haters, the doubters. This is about us,” he added. “When we started this journey, we told you it was gonna be trying, it was gonna be tough, but you endured, because this is about us.”
Coach Prime told his players that the man standing next to each of them is “a miracle. That man next to you is a believer. That man next to you is a go-getter. That man next to you is a dawg. That man next to you is somebody who wants this thing! That man next to you is somebody who believes! That man next to you is somebody that gots to have it today!”
“We ain’t got tomorrow, we got now. We ain’t got next, we got now. We ain’t coming no more, we here,” Sanders concluded.
Shedeur Sanders is the quarterback for the Colorado Buffalos and is also Coach Prime’s son. Shedeur threw for a school-record 510 yards, the most passing yards he has ever thrown for, and recorded four touchdowns. Coach Prime’s other son, Shilo, plays safety and recorded a team-high 10 tackles.
— Langston Wertz Jr. (@langstonwertzjr) September 3, 2023