Deion Sanders explains why wins aren’t critical to Colorado’s success in 2024
Deion Sanders explains why wins aren’t critical to Colorado’s success in 2024

ColoradoThe three straight wins to start the 2023 college football season catapulted the Buffaloes into the national spotlight and into the AP Poll.

Even though the rest of the season didn’t go in the Buffs’ favor, Colorado head coach Deion Sanders wants his team to be able to recreate the magic his team experienced during that time in 2024. However, Coach Prime is clear that the national perspective of his team will always be that they could have done better.

“Football-wise? No, no, because we’re always measured differently,” Sanders explained in an exclusive interview with Pete Thamel at ESPN Big 12 Media Days. “We would never meet your thought process. For example, let’s say we go to a bowl. ‘They should have won more games. They should have been in that bowl, but they blew that lead.’ You know, there’s always going to be something. We know what success means to us. We keep that in our company.”

But that doesn’t mean Sanders doesn’t want to lead his team to victory every Saturday this fall.

“Who doesn’t plan to win?” Sanders asked. “Is there any coach here who doesn’t plan to win? You said it like it was news, didn’t you? You’re damn right I plan to win.”

FanDuel Sportsbook puts Colorado’s overall odds of winning at 4.5 wins before the 2024 season.

Under the leadership of Sanders’ son, Schedeur in the offensive together with two-way star Travis Hunter are expected to be one of the most exciting duos in college football this season.

However, questions remain about the roster after the Buffaloes lost many players to the NCAA transfer portal this offseason, not to mention acquired just as many through the same route. The huge turnover on the roster – 85 players either enter or leave the program through the portal – makes it difficult to gauge how this team will perform, but their schedule speaks for itself.

The Buffs begin the 2024 college football season on Thursday, August 29, against North Dakota State. Non-conference games against Nebraska And State of Colorado follows before the start of the Big 12 Conference games in Week 4 against Baylor. There will also be encounters with Arizona, Utah, Kansas And State of Oklahomaincluding during their first season back in their old conference.

FanDuel Sportsbook has released odds for three of Colorado’s games of the season, including the first two matchups against NDSU and Nebraska. The Buffs are 8.5-point betting favorites against their FCS opponent, while Nebraska is a touchdown favorite at home against Colorado. The Buffs are also 7.5-point underdogs for the Nov. 16 game against Utah.

By Everly