Deion Sanders doesn’t believe it’s fair to compare Colorado’s current roster to what he had during spring practices: “Apples and oranges,” he said when asked about the Buffs’ most recent evolution in an interview with 247Sports.
Only 10 scholarship players from last year’s roster remain in Boulder as Coach Prime firmly replaced those lost with an impressive transfer portal haul. While some have questioned the efficacy of Colorado’s roster turnover, Sanders remains confident that changes were “necessary” considering the Buffs mustered just one win in the season prior to his arrival.
Below is the rest of Sanders’ answer to Carl Reed asking him about CU’s roster now vs. what the Buffs had in the spring:
“You can’t compare the two. You are talking about a situation in which we inherited a team that was 1-11. And everyone knows there are going to be some changes. I don’t understand how you would think that the coaching staff is the only thing that deserved a change. Now when you rid yourself of the entire coaching staff, you think you are going to keep all the kids? That doesn’t make sense to me. And that just doesn’t make sense whatsoever when the previous staff was responsible for securing those kids. That’s not the way that this game is played with us.”
More additions are coming, too, with seven scholarship spots still available for Sanders to work with.