BOULDER, CO - AUGUST 11: Colorado Buffaloes head football coach Deion Sanders answers questions at the 70th annual Colorado University Fall Sports Media Day in Boulder August 11, 2023.
Photo by Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Deion Sanders Claps Back at ESPN Analyst Criticizing Colorado's Talent

Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders isn't thrilled with ESPN analyst Tom Luginbill's assessment of his program.

The offseason for the Colorado Buffaloes and Deion Sanders has been nothing short of entertaining, and as we're just days away from the start of their season, Coach Prime has gotten into a bit of a tiff with ESPN analyst Tom Luginbill.

Appearing on The Next Round, Luginbill claimed that the Buffaloes roster was the worst in college football.

"I think we're going to finally see, for all the hoopla and all of the hype going into the offseason with Deion Sanders and Colorado, it does not mask the fact that they don't have any players on that roster," Luginbill said.

The coach took to Instagram to respond and said, "Wow! Have u been here to see any of the talent live?" Sanders asked.

In his claim, Luginbill credited the Buffaloes starting cornerbacks, including Travis Hunter, and quarterback Shedeur Sanders, Deion's son.

Still, Luginbill sticks by his belief, saying the team is "devoid of talent up front on both sides of the ball."

Since taking over, Sanders has overhauled the roster and utilized the transfer portal heavily.

At DraftKings Sportsbook, Colorado is +115 (Bet $100 to win $115) to surpass 3.5 wins this season. The team won just one game last year, but it's completely different this time with an influx of players and a new head coach in Sanders.

It has been a chaotic offseason for the Buffaloes under Sanders. Offseason news stories included players throwing up constantly during practices, and players also being allowed to wear their social media handles on the backs of their practice jerseys to increase their exposure to NIL opportunities. While there has been a lot of talk and speculation, Sanders and Colorado will finally get their chance to show what their made of in their final season in the Pac-12 conference.

We'll see how the Buffaloes do against No. 17 TCU at noon ET on September 2 on the road.

MORE: Deion Sanders Calls Out Former Colorado Players for Not Loving Football