Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel and Ross Dellenger, and Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde hop on the College Football Enquirer to discuss Colorado’s double-overtime win over Colorado State in Week 3, and talk about just how incredible the Colorado hype-train is getting as the Buffaloes got to 3-0 on Saturday.
DAN WETZEL: There's some great talent this year in college football, but Shedeur Sanders, in all three games, has just been incredible. Incredible player and leader, and that team is flawed. They do not get a pass rush. That O-line is not great. There's some holes in that lineup.
But they find a way to do it. It's a well-coached team. They weren't the undisciplined team yesterday. Hell, they weren't even the Tennessee Volunteers undisciplined. They didn't fold when they got down. They didn't struggle to adjust. That was the Alabama Crimson Tide, right?
This is a well-coached, well-disciplined, hard-nosed football team, with some really exciting pomp and circumstance around it. That's a pretty fun recipe. And how big is this team for the sport? I just sat there last night. It's, like, 2:00 in the morning on the East Coast, or whatever it was. It felt like 4:00. And I'm just thinking--
PAT FORDE: Yeah, 2:20, I think, 2:30, by the end of it.
DAN WETZEL: I'm thinking that, like, you know, because you go out to LA, you're out in California, or Vegas, or whatever, out on the West Coast, and, like, you go to a bar in Atlanta, and it's ten o'clock at night, and every TV's on college football on a Saturday night. You go to a bar in LA, and it's not.
PAT FORDE: No. You've gotta ask for it.
DAN WETZEL: And now I feel like that thing is on, and everyone's watching, and this whole group of people that wouldn't normally watch college football are watching Colorado Buffaloes, Deion Sanders. It's great for the sport. It's great for Colorado University. It's great for Coach Prime, and his family, and all of that.
Hiring Deion Sanders was just an absolutely brilliant stroke by Rick George. It was an obvious one. But you know what? It's been obvious for a couple of years, and the rest of them ignored it. This game against Oregon is gonna be huge. Imagine the celebs that are gonna be there in two weeks, in Boulder, when USC comes, win or lose against Oregon.
PAT FORDE: Yeah. You get Caleb Williams against Shedeur Sanders. Oh, come on!
DAN WETZEL: I mean, we're going bigger than The Rock? What have we got? Like, Taylor Swift? Obama? I mean, I don't even know who's coming!
PAT FORDE: (LAUGHING) Everybody!
DAN WETZEL: Everybody. It's gonna be like a Super Bowl. They'll be like, Beyonce is gonna do the halftime show. Sorry, CU Buff Band. Right? Who did the last-- Rihanna. You know, we're gonna redo Rihanna's halftime. I don't even know what--
PAT FORDE: Rihanna will ride Ralphie into the stadium.
DAN WETZEL: (LAUGHING) Yeah, right. Carrying her baby. Has she had the baby yet? I don't know. I hope so, right? She was pregnant at the Super Bowl, so hopefully.
ROSS DELLENGER: I know that Deion fever is sweeping the nation when my 66-year-old retired high school coach of a father texts me last night at 2:00 AM, which is way past his bedtime, and tells me to buy him the Deion Sanders sunglasses, that he wants some Deion Sanders sunglasses. Now I really know that it's serious, and the Deion fever has swept everybody in the country.