Darian Hagan, a Colorado football legend and former Buffaloes quarterback, is leaving Deion Sanders' coaching staff at Colorado to join San Diego State as the running backs coach. Hagan led the Buffaloes to a national championship as a player in 1990 and has coached for the program for a total of 11 seasons.

Why It Matters

Hagan's departure from Colorado and move to San Diego State is significant because it marks a change in coaching staff at both schools and highlights the ongoing movement and changes within college football coaching ranks.

By the Numbers
  • Hagan had a record of 28-5-2 as a starting quarterback at Colorado, the most wins by a Colorado quarterback.
  • Hagan led the Buffaloes to a 20-0-1 record in Big Eight play, helping Colorado win three consecutive conference titles.
  • San Diego State recently hired former Colorado offensive coordinator Sean Lewis as its head coach.
State of Play
  • Hagan is leaving Colorado to become San Diego State's running backs coach.
  • Hagan is not the first Buffalo staffer to follow Lewis to San Diego State, as offensive line coach Bill O'Boyle is also joining the Aztecs in the same role.
  • Colorado defensive ends coach Nick Williams has also left Colorado to join Fran Brown and Elijah Robinson's staff at Syracuse.
What's Next

With Hagan and other coaches moving between programs, the coaching staffs at both Colorado and San Diego State will likely continue to undergo changes leading into the next football season.

Bottom Line

Darian Hagan, a Colorado football legend, is leaving Deion Sanders' coaching staff at Colorado to join San Diego State, marking a significant change in coaching staffs for both schools and highlighting the ongoing movement within college football coaching.