BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Deion Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes gives a pregame interview before a game against the USC Trojans at Folsom Field on September 30, 2023 in Boulder, Colorado.
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Deion Sanders Responds to SEC Coaching Rumors

In the wake of Texas A&M firing head coach Jimbo Fisher, many have prognosticated if Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders would be the man to take over, and now, he's come out with his thoughts on the position.

"I want to win a game," he told reporters Tuesday. "You think I sit down and think about that kind of stuff? ... Come on. I'm good."

Additionally, Coach Prime, who's in his first season as Buffaloes head coach, released a statement to the Buffaloes X account.

"I am here. I am here. My mother is here. My sister is here. My dog is here. My daughter is here. Three of my sons are here. And my other daughter comes out for home games. I get mail here. I pay taxes here. I'm here," Sanders said.

That is a definitive response to the rumors and the calls for him to take over the job.

Naturally, after Fisher was fired, multiple analysts and personalities threw out Sanders' name to take over the job, including Stephen A. Smith, who commented during ESPN's "Get Up" morning show.

"That's what I've been saying, Deion Sanders in the SEC," Smith said. "With that vault that they have available to them. Them hogs that he could recruit. He doesn't have them at Colorado, and he ain't going to get them. I don't think they'll do it. Texas A&M. Primetime, Deion Sanders in the SEC? That needs to happen."

Josh Tolle of Sports Illustrated reported that Sanders had no interest in taking the job, and it appears his reporting, based on Sanders' comments, is accurate.

Tolle pointed out that Sanders agreed to terms with Nike to bring back his Diamond Turf line, and the Aggies have a deal with Adidas.

The Buffaloes will look to get their fifth win of the season to improve to 5-6 on Friday at 10:00 pm ET against the Washington State Cougars. Sanders and Colorado need to win out to become bowl-eligible.

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