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Fans share excitement after Deion Sanders becomes new head coach at University of Colorado

Deion Sanders is officially taking over as head coach at CU
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Posted at 2:53 PM, Dec 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-05 16:44:22-05

BOULDER, Colo. — It's a new era for the Colorado Buffaloes, welcoming football legend Deion Sanders as their new head coach.

Denver7 spoke with students at the University of Colorado about their excitement, hopeful his experience will turn their program around.

"If you follow football, you know a lot that he’s done," student Daniel Mun said. "I just want to see him on the sideline getting pumped. It’s going to be exciting."

Fans share excitement after Deion Sanders becomes new head coach at University of Colorado

The former NFL star, also known as "Coach Prime," will be leaving Jackson State University, where he has coached the Tigers for the past three seasons.

Sanders spoke after being introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Colorado during a news conference Sunday.

"This is my job and my occupation and my business and my dream to bring you back to where you know you should belong," Sanders said during Sunday's press briefing.

"I am super excited for Deion Sanders to be here," student David Morehouse said. "His experience in turning an underdog into a winner is going to help us a whole lot."

"I bought season tickets this year for the football games. It was depressing leaving at half-time every time because we’d be blown out," student Jackson Leach said. "I'm ready to go win some games."

Sanders is a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.

He played in the NFL for 14 seasons, won two Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, and has also played for several Major League Baseball teams.

"Deion Sanders, thank you for coming here. Let's go, Buffs!" Morehouse added.

Sanders is expected to make a $5 million salary.

Sander's first game as Buffaloes head coach will take place on Sept. 2, 2023 at TCU. His first home game will take place on Sept. 9.