Coach Prime's Colorado football pledge didn't resonate with RGIII, who linked Deion Sanders to Cowboys coaching job

Nov 30, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders (right) talks with
Nov 30, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders (right) talks with / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Awful Announcing's Sam Neumann laid out Robert Griffin III's insistence on linking Coach Prime to the Dallas Cowboys' seemingly soon-to-be-open head coaching job -- despite Deion Sanders' pledge to stick with Colorado football -- perfectly: it's just not resonating with RGIII.

"Sanders has maintained that coaching college kids in Boulder is more fulfilling than the potential allure of pro ball and millionaire locker rooms," Neumann prefaced before saying, "That didn’t seem to resonate with Griffin, now a college football/NFL personality at ESPN, who put Sanders’ name in the mix for a job that could potentially open up as soon as Monday."

BuffsBeat’s Nick Ferguson relayed what Sanders himself would sign off on regarding a stint coaching one of the NFL franchises he starred on during his playing days -- it's just not going to happen.

“The Dallas faithful hope Sanders will come back to save the Cowboys, but I’m afraid that’s never going to happen,” Ferguson wrote. “Keep this in mind, Colorado and Rick George gave Coach Prime an opportunity to make this program his own. Sanders is grateful because it was a chance no other program was willing to give him with full and total control.

“If you understood anything about Coach Prime, the rumors never made sense on a surface level. The Hall-of-Famer doesn’t care to coach millionaires, and his real passion is being able to serve as a mentor to his players coming up in the college ranks.”

National media unsatisfied with Deion Sanders coaching Colorado football

Colorado will never satisfy a national media that will either call for Coach Prime to go to the proverbial SEC big leagues like Texas A&M and Alabama this past hiring cycle and, more than likely, Florida in the 2024 hiring cycle if/when Billy Napier's Gators don't take a step forward this coming fall, or the NFL.

Sanders has gone on record saying that he's content with his kids being with him in Boulder; even if two of them, his sons Shedeur and Shilo, will be NFL-bound in 2025. That will never be the story outlets want to roll with, though.