Prime Time in Big 12, with Colorado’s Deion Sanders giving props to other league coaches


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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Colorado coach Deion Sanders took some time at the start of his first Big 12 media days appearance Wednesday to salute some of the other coaches in the league.

Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders, the coach’s son, was recruited by Gus Malzahn when the current UCF coach was still at Auburn. The younger Sanders played in high school for current Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire.

“I’m just highlighting a couple of the coaches because they’ve been so kind, they’ve been so considerate. They’ve been so wonderful to me,” Deion Sanders said. “(Malzahn) recruited Shedeur out of high school. I remember going there to Auburn and he just has been the same consistent man since. He’s a phenomenal coach.”

Colorado is returning to the Big 12 after the past 13 seasons in the Pac-12.

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