Colorado football star mentoring backups just as important as viral NIL project

Louis Vuitton : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Fall/Winter 2024-2025
Louis Vuitton : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Fall/Winter 2024-2025 / Estrop/GettyImages

Colorado football quarterback Shedeur Sanders mentoring two of his backups, Vanderbilt's Walter Taylor and Kentucky's Destin Wade, is "just as important" for the Buffs as his appearance at the Louis Vuitton fashion show according to BuffsBeat's Jeff Hauser.

"While he represented Colorado on the world stage, his contributions when he returned to Boulder were just as important for the Buffs. Sanders has started to work on off-season drills and remains limited while he heals from a fractured back that he suffered at Washington State last year. During the process, Coach Prime and his staff needed depth behind Shedeur, adding two passers via the transfer portal.

"Vanderbilt's Walter Taylor and Kentucky's Destin Wade were working on mechanics with CU's leading passer this week. It shows off a different side for Sanders, who took on more of a leadership role on the practice field via Well Off Media. He was showing off techniques and explained his thought process on reading the field."

Ultimately, Shedeur's Paris Fashion Week appearance does more for the CU brand than mentoring backups, but the program's livelihood depends on the latter, not anything involving Louis Vuitton; if it's not Coach Prime's Louis Vuitton "baggage," which he referred to the recruits and coaches he brought to Boulder as.

Those who attacked Colorado football star Shedeur Sanders' Paris Fashion Week appearance 'misinformed,' says analyst

BuffsBeat's Josh Tolle believes that those who took shots at Shedeur's Paris Fashion Week appearance were misinformed.

"(Shedeur and Shilo Sanders) were two of over fifty to walk the runway in Paris, with a majority of people rooting for them," Tolle prefaced before saying, "However, not everyone was pleased with CU being represented on the world stage, including a few Denver hosts who decided to speak out about it. While many were misinformed about the 'team meeting' narrative, one of those who was compelled to take shots at Sanders was Nate Jackson."

Shedeur may have answered most of those criticisms by being a good teammate upon his return to Boulder.