Colorado football HC Deion Sanders earns high praise from Four Corners peer

Utah's head coach comments on Deion Sanders heading into his second year with Colorado football.
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Deion Sanders is a big name — if it is not obvious by now. So many storylines, ranging from serious to not-so-serious but everyone can tell who Coach Prime is not only as a head coach for Colorado football but as a human being, too.

He has received high praise from fellow competitor Kyle Whittingham, the head coach of Utah. Whittingham states that Coach Prime "has done a great job infusing excitement."

“First of all, Coach Sanders has done a great job infusing excitement into that program and talent,” Kyle Whittingham said (h/t On3). “His own sons are terrific players. We didn’t see , but he’s — obviously, watching the tape, he’s a terrific talent.” 

Utah's head coach even went beyond the topic of Sanders and commented on his sons. Maybe this could be him playing mind games or in reality he's just being kind and generous.

Let's take the latter, here.

After, Whittingham explicitly says that Sanders "put Colorado football back on the map." He's right, he really has done just that.

“Essentially he’s put Colorado football back on the map," Whittingham prefaced before saying, "Year two, I’m sure they’re looking for progress. They started off very strong last year. Injuries caught up to them and didn’t end the way they wanted, I’m sure. But he’s definitely rejuvenated things in Boulder.”

There could not have been a better candidate to revive a football program than Coach Prime, he has the swagger, football knowledge and personal skills to make it happen.

Deion Sanders vs Kyle Whittingham during the 2024-25 season

It's going down this fall on November 16. Colorado and Utah will square off at Folsom Field in front of a packed house.

It will be interesting down the road to see how these comments by Whittingham age — it could go very well or pretty bad, narratives can change.

Shedeur Sanders-Bryson Barnes, Travis Hunter-Money Parks, are counterpart matchups that will surely spark headlines leading up to the event.

The last time the two schools met, Utah claimed a 23-17 victory at home but Coach Prime hopes for a different result on their home turf.