Coach Prime sends definitive message on if he'll leave Colorado football to coach sons in NFL

2023 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year Award And The Prime Video World Premiere Of "Coach
2023 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year Award And The Prime Video World Premiere Of "Coach / Tom Cooper/GettyImages

Coach Prime told NBA shooting trainer Chris Matthews that he won't be leaving the Colorado football program to coach his kids in the NFL, claiming that the 2024 season would be an emotional one since it'll be the last time he'll be coaching his kids.

"Every game is going to be about passion and love," Sanders said (h/t BuffsBeat). "This is going to be the last time I coach my sons."

Previously, Deion Sanders appeared considerate of coaching both of his sons in the NFL while speaking to Robert Griffin III on his "RG3 and The Ones" podcast; ultimately resisting the former Heisman quarterback's idea.

“You need to give up on it,” Coach Prime said (h/t On3). “The only scenario you could come up with right now is to throw my kids in. That’s the only thing you can do, and I know that’s where you were going because I know you.

“I’m not talking about one of the kids, I’m talking about both of the kids. No, no, no. I ain’t doing that…No, that’s not in our plan. We’ve always had a plan and we’ve executed the plan, 100 percent. So, don’t use my kids to get me.”

No one believes Coach Prime when he says he'll stay at Colorado football, resist NFL gig

Even when Coach Prime says he won't be leaving Colorado for the NFL, reporters will try to contextualize his statements by adding the "for now" caveat.

"Certainly, it doesn’t sound like the Cowboys are in Deion Sanders’ future," On3's Dan Morrison prefaced before saying, "However, it does make some sense why there are people out there who want to see him coach there. As a player, arguably the greatest defensive back of all time, Sanders dominated and he did so as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. He has plenty of connections in Texas, and now he’s making his way in coaching. For now, at least, Sanders is staying focused on Colorado."

Coach Prime's exit from Jackson State has seemed to burn folks on the idea that Sanders could stay in one place for a long time. But at Colorado, assuming the school catches up on pay-to-play NIL with the Ohio State's and Texas's of the world, Coach Prime will have everything he needs.

Only time will tell if Sanders will stick to his word, but he's been pretty forward about sticking with the Buffs for the long haul.

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