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Warren Sapp planning to join Colorado football staff in 2024

Warren Sapp planning to join Colorado football staff in 2024
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers all-time great Warren Sapp shared that he expects to join Colorado's coaching staff in 2024. (Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)
Mike Roberts

BOULDER, Colo. (BVM) – Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes haven’t taken many days off in the news cycle to start the 2023 college football season after their impressive 3-0 opening. 

While headlines surround the current Buffaloes’ season, former NFL star Warren Sapp turned the tables on some news for next year. On the Rich Eisen Show, Sapp announced that he is expecting to become the newest Hall of Famer to join the mix on Sanders’ coaching staff.

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Washington Commanders defensive end Montez Sweat (90) talks with special consultant and NFL Hall of Fame member Warren Sapp (R) on day two of minicamp at The Park. (Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

“I want to be there next year,” Sapp said. “I want to be there next year. I’m gonna get everything, the paperwork to work and I’m gonna go to work. Because sitting on my couch watching tape… It’s time to go get this degree and then we’re going to go teach these kids the five steps to the quarterback. I know something about this game. When you have a quarterback like Shedeur and if my D-line go hunt the other quarterback, our chances of winning just went through the roof.”

With Sal Sunseri currently listed as the coach for the team’s defensive tackles, it’s unclear just what Sapp’s role would be with the team, even though he hinted at the idea that he would find himself coaching on the defensive line.

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Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) and head coach Deion Sanders following a two point conversion in the fourth quarter against the Colorado State Rams at Folsom Field. (Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)


Sapp also played into some of the recent conversations surrounding Shedeur Sanders, who he talked about having on the Buffaloes in 2024. That speculation has ramped up recently with Shedeur’s father’s comments.

“Shilo said, ‘Oh, wow, Shedeur, look. You gonna be in the NFL next year,’” Deion said of  his conversations with his sons in a YouTube video posted by Well Off Media. “I said, ’No he ain’t.’ …You all ain’t going nowhere.’” 

With 1,251 passing yards and 10 touchdowns, Shedeur has turned himself into a Heisman favorite early on throughout the 2023 campaign. Even with the positive momentum pointing to a selection in the upcoming NFL draft for the junior quarterback, Deion has remained steadfast on a returning unit of both his sons, along with Travis Hunter for next season.