Radical Colorado football spring game format changes from Coach Prime predicted

Radical Colorado football spring game format changes in 2024 from Coach Prime were predicted by one analyst.

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Mile High Sports' Mark Knudson had several bold predictions for the 2024 Colorado football spring game, with several of them involving radical Coach Prime-initiated changes to the April exhibition game itself and others that'd expand the Sanders family blueprint in Boulder.

"On the eve of the sold-out Spring Football game at the University of Colorado, Buffs head coach Deion Sanders makes two announcements: First, he’s opening up a new store at the corner of 28th and Arapahoe called 'Prime Time' which will exclusively feature all CU 'Prime' merchandise, plus products that Sanders endorses, like Blenders sunglasses and California almonds," Knudson prefaced before saying, "There will also be two kiosks, one will be operated by Smoothie King – endorsed by Sanders’ quarterback son Shedeur – and the other a promotional station for Restore hair transplants.

"The second announcement has to do with the spring game itself. The slightly altered format will feature the starters, who will wear black jerseys with 'Prime' across the front, against the back-ups, whose white jerseys will feature 'Sub-Prime.' Shedeur, wearing a green jersey with 'Google' on the front and coming off a serious back injury, will only participate in plays that are run inside the red zone – for both squads – and will be off limits to defenders."

NIL suggestions are ironically good ideas, but Colorado football spring game suggestions would never fly

Knudson was having fun with the NIL tie-ins, but there would be no universe in which Coach Prime would call his backups "sub-Prime." Frequently, Deion Sanders has spoken with reverence about his backups, including Shedeur Sanders' backup quarterback, Ryan Staub; who he claimed would do well to find a starting job elsewhere because he has the talent.

“I think after his performance today he wants to play somewhere," Coach Prime said after Staub stepped in for an injured Shedeur during a 23-17 Week 13 loss to Utah (h/t BuffZone). "Whether it’s here or somewhere else, he wants to play. He proved that he could play. I’m proud of him. I’m really proud of him.”

Coach Prime has always been about his players and coaches doing what's best for them; his treatment of the 2022 Colorado football roster notwithstanding. Then again, many of those players were technically never his players to begin with.

But yeah, don't expect such condescending treatment of his players in this vein.


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