Travis Kelce sends wildly bold message on Coach Prime's Colorado football team

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Travis Kelce, unprompted during a Super Bowl week presser on February 7, endorsed Coach Prime's Colorado football team as a potentially undefeated team in 2024, the Buffs' first season back in the Big 12 conference since 2010.

“Undefeated,” Kelce said when asked by DNVR Sports his thoughts on Deion Sanders' Colorado program (h/t Sports Illustrated). “I’m taking Prime every single time. I’m not a betting man, but my money’s on Prime.”

Kelce, a Cincinnati alum, even took the Buffs over his own Cincinnati Bearcats; who make the trip to Folsom Field on October 26.

Coach Prime predicted College Football Playoff appearance for Colorado football

Coach Prime went on the January 30 edition of FS1's Undisputed to proclaim that his Buffs will be College Football Playoff-bound in 2024, perhaps serving as the inspiration for Kelce's wild Colorado prediction.

"Yeah, most definitely (make the CFP)," Sanders said (h/t AthlonSports). "I believe. Last year, we were seven points away from 7-8 more wins. We just didn't know how to win. We got our butts kicked twice. Several of those games, we could have won. We could have definitely been a bowl team. We made noise, but now we're going to make some sounds."

Denver Sports' Jake Shapiro believes CU can achieve such if and only if Shedeur Sanders were to have improved pass-protection from last season after Coach Prime and Phil Loadholt rebuilt the offensive line.

“Sanders quest for linemen is what the Buffs’ CFP hopes will hinge on, given his son, star quarterback Shedeur Sanders took a beating this season,” Shapiro wrote. “The program also moves from the super strong Pac-12 to a Big 12 that looks a lot more open for the taking. Either way, Colorado hasn’t won a postseason game since 2004—let alone a conference title game since 2001, which may be required of the Big 12 even in a 12-team playoff.”

If the offensive line is fixed, perhaps a winning record is achievable. But Kelce has put unfair expectations on a program that'd need to triple its wins to meet the lofty standard Taylor Swift's boyfriend set.