Coach Prime sends strong message in support of less-heralded Colorado football-playing son

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Coach Prime went on the Zero 2 Sixty Podcast and went into detail with host Matt McChesney about his less-heralded Colorado football-playing son, Shilo Sanders, is on and off the field; and in typical Deion Sanders fashion, he spoke highly of his family in a public setting.

"The attitude that Shilo brings in the secondary when he's on the field, off the field, you've seen it in the UCLA game, when he's off the field, things go crazy," Coach Prime said (h/t Bleav). "He missed a couple of games with a big lacerated kidney last year... We know what he's about when he's on the field.

"The thing about this young man, he never complains. He [doesn't] point the finger. And he's had four different coordinators in four years. And that's because we always want to up it, you know, and the coordinators that he had at Jackson [State, where Sanders also coached his son] are here you know, Coach [Michael] Pollock and [assistant coach/wide receivers coach] Brett [Bartolone]... they're here, so it's it's been phenomenal for him to be successful with four different schemes but he does not complain and and he has a tremendous relationship with Pat and I can't wait to see what they do because I can see the creativity and the relationship that they have is going to be phenomenal."

Shilo Sanders an 'unsung hero' for Colorado football defense in 2023

While CU was undermanned defensively -- and in the offensive trenches, but that's an issue for another day --, Shilo was an "unsung hero" for the Buffs defense; at least according to BuffsBeat's J'Mar Smith.

“While this season was brimming with hope, it has somehow lost its spark,” Smith prefaced before saying, “Even so, one Sanders’ has had an unbelievable season. No, I’m not talking about Shedeur, I’m talking about the anchor of the secondary, safety Shilo Sanders. Sanders has been the unsung hero for a Colorado defense that is ranked in the bottom of their conference.”

Shilo's attitude isn't always becoming to the team's image, and he's certainly had his on-field mishaps; think threatening Oregon's Dan Lanning before one of the season's worst losses. But without him, the Buffs wouldn't have had the fiery leadership necessary to overperform at any point in 2023.