Respected pundit sends horrifying message on Coach Prime's Colorado football program

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Late Kick's Josh Pate is uneasy about Coach Prime's Colorado football program to the point that he sees Deion Sanders as "year-to-year" in Boulder.

“Where would you put Colorado? We had a fight about this today," Pate said (h/t BuffsBeat). "So, on one hand, we value on field results, and they’re well below .500 and have been for awhile. We value stability. No one knows year-to-year whether Deion is going to be there."

Luckily, it wasn't all bad. Pate did acknowledge the talent-acquisition acumen of Coach Prime and his staff; one he called the "best talent acquirer."

"(Colorado's) the best talent acquirer in the Big 12 when you combine recruiting and portal," Pate said. "And there’s a ton of energy pumped into the program. So, I don’t know, it’s very volatile. You could put them at 7 (in ranking the Big 12). You could put them at 12. I don’t know. I have no clue as to where to put Colorado. So, I put them at 10.”

Coach Prime adamant he isn't leaving Colorado football anytime soon

Whenever a story like this pops up, Glory Colorado must remind Buffs fans that Coach Prime said he isn't looking to leave CU anytime soon.

"I love Boulder, Colorado and Colorado," Deion Sanders told NBC News Now's Savannah Sellers (h/t BuffsBeat). "I'm not chasing finance. I'm not chasing the bag. I'm not chasing notoriety. I'm not chasing hype. I love what I do and I do what I love... and I love Boulder, Colorado. I don't plan on being anywhere else in my coaching career."

Now does this mean he's a Buff for life? No. Coaches say things like this all the time and bolt for bigger paydays. And these days, with the state of NIL, many coaches are looking to jump to the NFL as to not deal with the new cut-throat nature of collegiate athletics.

But these analysts clearly don't think much of Coach Prime's credibility, since the aforementioned interview with Sellers is never mentioned when discussing Colorado's future.