Will Colorado's Year 2 under Coach Prime differ? See the want, heat, and want

Las Vegas— On Wednesday, Deion Sanders walked by a crowd of media, school staff, and his cowboy hat-wearing security guard in a black suit with a white sweatshirt and gold chains.  

Sanders quit abruptly. He smiled broadly when he recognised BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe. Sanders waved to his son Shilo. “Meet,” Deion said Shilo, “the person responsible for your dad’s success.”  

Holmoe told Shilo about his father's 49ers days for 10 minutes, with reporters filming them. While coaching Deion's defensive backs during the 1994 49ers' Super Bowl championship run,  

Holmoe witnessed Prime Time, as they called him, practice with Jerry Rice, a must-see event that captivated coaches, players and managers.  

“Battle Royale,” Holmoe said. Sanders and his two boys, Shilo and Shedeur, were the top attraction at Big 12 media days on Wednesday. Two old friends experienced a moving and emotional moment off to the side, away from the hysteria—a welcome to the Big 12 for Colorado's head coach.  

Sanders' first 4-8 season disappointed many, as the Buffs enter the Big 12. They went 3-0 to 1-8. What next? Sanders, always an optimist,

is excited about his 2024 team, his final with sons Shedeur (QB), Shilo (safety), and Travis Hunter (receiver/defensive back). A rebuilt offensive line and a bevy of transfer portal talent players.  

“I see the want and fire and desire,” he remarked. Sanders was brazen and arrogant in Allegiant Stadium, like his league's commissioner Brett Yormark a day earlier.  

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