Deion Sanders Hints at How Long He Wants to Coach at Colorado

Apr 27, 2024; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders stands on the sidelines during a spring game.
Apr 27, 2024; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders stands on the sidelines during a spring game. / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Deion Sanders is entering just his second season as the Colorado football head coach, and he already has an idea about how long he intends to stay with the Buffaloes.

Sanders's answer was revealed when his son Deion Jr. recorded him reacting to the team's new locker room. His son made a comment about whoever succeeds Sanders will inherit a “lot of good stuff," but the coach doesn't believe that day will come up too quickly.

“They’re gonna have to wait about 10 years,” Sanders said. “I got a good 10 in me. I’ve got a good 10 strong in me.”

If his plan comes to fruition, then he will be with the Buffaloes until at least 2033, when he will also be 66 years old.

Colorado posted a rough 4–8 record last season, finishing last in the Pac-12 after only winning one conference game. The Buffaloes finished the season on a six-game losing streak.


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