Without Texas and Oklahoma, Deion Sanders is now the Big 12's meal ticket with Colorado football

Deion Sanders is entering his second season as Colorado's head coach but is listed to be a top storyline, regardless.
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Texas and Oklahoma are out of the Big 12 and have joined the SEC. This has allowed for Coach Prime to become the biggest storyline within the conference. Deion Sanders is entering year No. 2 as Colorado football head coach and has big goals before more than likely losing his son, Shedeur Sanders, to the 2025 NFL Draft — there are some mock drafts listed as the first overall pick.

Sanders is a former NFL star himself and even posted up in the MLB for some time during his athletic career before officially retiring. He's an icon to fans, players and the game of football. Heartland College Sports' Pete Mundo states that he's "the story."

"Coach Prime is the story," Mundo wrote. "He will have the biggest media scrums around him (good luck to our guys Matthew Postins and Joe Tillery, who will be in Las Vegas this week), and it won’t be all that close. Maybe it’s all hype, maybe CU busts out like they did the second half of last year, but there will be no bigger story going into this season than Deion Sanders."

Mundo is right, Coach Prime will indeed be the story. He's a character and will always unapologetically be himself no matter what.

It's going to be very exciting what Sanders is going to and the media will be swarming him in and out after each game.

Deion Sanders needs to have a successful season with Colorado football for the best possible outcome with the media

It's hard being a coach or athlete in today's era of sports as performances will sway the media heavily.

For example, if the Buffaloes were to lose their first three games of the season then narratives of "Coach Prime is not good enough" or "Shedeur Sanders is not ready for the NFL Draft" will begin to surface.

At the same time, it's still possible for Colorado to end up winning out and potentially get a playoff sport with CFP's new 12-team format (this will be awesome to watch).

If Colorado can achieve one of those 12 spots then that would be a job well done, after spotting a 4-8 record previously.

This is not impossible, anything can happen in sports.