Legendary NFL announcer showers praise on Colorado football head coach Deion Sanders

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Legendary NFL announcer James Brown covered nine years of Colorado football head coach Deion Sanders' career, so he's seen plenty from the Fort Myers native. One would think his perspective of "Prime Time" is more informed than most.

During an interview with BuffsBeat, Brown shared his belief that it's Sanders being "Prime Time" is what drives him to being as good as he is.

"Many people might look at the confidence Deion displays as being bravado... maybe over-the-top. You know what, that's what made him the excellent athlete that he was," Brown told BuffsBeat. That's what makes him who he is. He cares for young people. You might have a little bit of a problem with the exterior and all that, but that's okay. You cannot question Deion's heart."

It went beyond the gridiron, though. Brown's high opinion of Coach Prime comes from how he treats his recruits.

"I've seen him with kids that he's brought into his home," Brown said. "That he's helped to mentor to get them on the right road to life. You can't help but love somebody and encourage somebody who has that kind of heart for young people."

Deion Sanders going big with 'Prime Weekend' for Colorado football Black and Gold spring game

The latest in Coach Prime's public display of swagger includes a completely revamped Black and Gold spring game; one that will be part of a larger "Prime Weekend" multi-day event on the University of Colorado's campus.

“So, for our spring game, we’re doing a whole Prime Weekend,” Sanders said to Lil Wayne during Young Money Radio (h/t On3). “We’re having a fashion show on Thursday, something for the boosters on Friday. Then the game on Saturday. We’re doing an afterparty – a white, black, and a Hispanic DJ. We’re going to cover everybody. Then, after the game, we’re doing something with the alumni. Also, maybe, at the halftime of the game or right at the end of the game on the rooftop? We’re going to have somebody. It’s going down. We may cut that into the game so that could be seen with millions of viewers.”

As long as Sanders is at CU, Boulder needs to be ready for "Prime Time" in all forms. It's better than the alternative.