BOULDER, Colo. (BVM) — Colorado has taken over the college football world and it has attracted the attention of fans but its opponents as well. The No. 18-ranked Buffaloes host rival Colorado State this weekend and the visiting Rams are already creating headlines off the field.
CSU head coach Jay Norvell appeared on his weekly coach’s show and he had some thoughts on his mind about the opposing team with all of the hype behind them.
“We’re excited, we had to do a bunch of ESPN videos and it’s great. I loved it. But our kids came out of those videos with a chip on their shoulder. They’re tired of all that stuff,” Norvell said. “They really are tired of it. And I sat down with ESPN today, and I don’t care if they hear it in Boulder. I told them, ‘I took my hat off, and I took my glasses off.’ And I said, ‘When I talk to grown-ups, I take my hat and my glasses off.’ That’s what my mother taught me.”
The comments seem like a direct shot at Colorado football coach Deion Sanders, who is typically sporting the look that was described. Nebraska also had some drama when they played the Buffaloes in Boulder last weekend as star QB Shedeur Sanders asked players and coaches to stay off the mid-field logo.
Coach Sanders is doing something that really has not been seen before whether it is with the roster turnover at the school, his bluntness in media interactions, or just the confidence that he instills within himself and his team.
It is going to create enemies within the industry. But the bottom line is that it is working.
Plenty of top recruits are now changing their official visits around to where they can get to a game at Colorado. For any prospects attending this Saturday’s game, do not be surprised if Deion tries to run up the score on Colorado State after these comments.