Colorado football HC Deion Sanders will never coach in SEC if he doesn't change: Analyst

Oct 28, 2023; Pasadena, California, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders reacts during
Oct 28, 2023; Pasadena, California, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders reacts during / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado football head coach Deion Sanders will never coach in the SEC if he doesn't change his ways on the recruiting trail according to That SEC Podcast host Michael Bratton.

"Deion Sanders refuses to recruit on the road, literally hasn’t visited a single prospect," Bratton prefaced before saying, "No chance he coaches in the SEC if that doesn’t change."

It's hard not to agree with Bratton. As Coach Prime put it, he's too much of a celebrity to be recruiting in the same ways other coaches do; partially because of running the risk of offending schools he doesn't visit but also because he wants to sell recruits' families on Boulder itself.

“There was an article that came out that said I don’t go on visits,” Sanders said of the report claiming he didn't go on visits (h/t USA Today). “OK, my approach is totally different than many coaches’ approach. I’m a businessman as well, so I try to save our university money every darn chance I get.

“The parents, I love ‘em, and I want to show them Boulder. I want them to see this and how beautiful it is and why I’m so eager and how much I love this city and this state and this team. I want them to see that, because guess what? That’s why the kid is comin.’ The kid comin’ here. Going there is just showcasing for me. That’s just blowing money. It’s blowing a bag, don’t make sense. I can’t do things other coaches can do. You know why? I’m Coach Prime. And I didn’t stutter when I said it.”

Deion Sanders may not want to leave Colorado football and his way of life

Sanders would absolutely not work in the SEC with the way he recruits and, at times, puts his own brand ahead of his program's. But what if he doesn't want to enter the shark-infested waters of America's most successful football conference to begin with?

Coach Prime has repeatedly reassured Buffs fans he doesn't want to leave, and his sons bought him a mansion in the foothills of the Rockies between Boulder and Golden. At no other school can he be compared as favorably to the recent history before he got there. He had no significant shoes to fill at CU, and he now has the reins to have his own course named after him.

Sanders may have everything he needs already. Hence, he may not change a thing.