College Football is in full swing, and all the rage is Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes. Deion is well known for being a hall of fame cornerback in the NFL and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as well.
Sanders has the Buffaloes perfect at 3-0, including a win on the road against the team that managed to go all the way to the CFB Championship Game last year in TCU. Colorado is has record attendance at their games, record TV ratings, and have generated some of the biggest buzz in recent college football history. However, there’s a big question that’s left unanswered: will Deion Sanders go to the NFL?
Deion is a master motivator, and has done an unbelievable job getting buy-in from his players and coaches. However, that’s a whole different beast in the NFL. For what it’s worth, Deion has said he has no interest in going to the NFL, and has said that he believes it would be harder to motivate players who have big, multi-million dollar contracts in the NFL. However, Deion’s presence and brand is frankly bigger than Colorado. It’s bigger than most college football brands. It’s hard to imagine he’s not thinking of a way to make it work in the NFL. Of course, he played for the Cowboys for several years and won the last Super Bowl they’ve ever won back in 1995. We all know Jerry Jones loves big names and big brands. If Jerry called, and offered a Texas sized contract, would Deion say no? There’s only one way to find out.
Deion feels like someone who may make the move when and if there’s nothing else to accomplish in college football. Right now he’s still establishing his brand and bona fides as a head coach. He’s coaching his sons right now, and is having a blast doing it. However, we have to remember he’s young and the more he wins, the more likely it is that a pro team will come calling at some point. Deion’s brand is big, and it sure seems like he knows how to coach and motivate players. That’s a big part of being a head coach in the NFL.
At the end of the day, this is one of the most fascinating stories in college football, and the noise will only get louder as the season goes on.