Analyst: Colorado football HC Deion Sanders needs to bring back little-known old nickname

SiriusXM at Super Bowl LVIII – Feb 8
SiriusXM at Super Bowl LVIII – Feb 8 / Cindy Ord/GettyImages

BuffsBeat's Jeff Hauser wants to see Colorado football head coach Deion Sanders bring back his little-known nickname he revealed to legendary Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning and national championship-winning head coach at Michigan this past season, Jim Harbaugh, over Super Bowl LVIII weekend: "Sweet D."

"We've witnessed the evolution of Deion Sanders' nicknames throughout the years," Hauser prefaced before saying, "The 'Prime Time' moniker will be cemented in history as the original. That has advanced to Coach Prime but there's also one that has been lost in time. It's actually pretty good and the Colorado Buffaloes coach might want to bring it back.

"While sharing Super Bowl stories this weekend in Las Vegas with Peyton Manning and Jim Harbaugh, Sanders revealed he was called 'Sweet D' at one point in his career. It took everything for Deion Sanders Jr. to not burst out laughing as he captured the moment for Well Off Media. The Hall-of-Famer seemed to be enjoying his time prior to Super Bowl 58."

'Sweet D' nickname not catching on for Colorado football head coach Deion Sanders in 2024

There was a time where a nickname like "Sweet D" would've been a hit. But in 2024, with the mind-in-the-gutter immaturity most under the age of 30 possess, such a nickname probably wouldn't be able to be taken seriously without several obvious and eye-rolling puns.

Just look at the response to Andy Reid's creepy "How 'bout that D, baby?" Super Bowl LVIII postgame speech. "Sweet Dee" from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia also has a stronghold on the name at this point. At least in the minds of the entirety of Gen X and a good portion of millennials.

Coach Prime isn't seriously going to consider going by anything else other than the name Connie Knight game him and the "Prime Time" spinoff nickname he coined when he first took up the clipboard at Jackson State.