Jason Whitlock: “I have zero confidence this is going to work. His locker room is going to be a hot mess. You can only transfer once and so he's done brought in a bunch of guys that transferred and he's not going to be able to run them out. He's got an offensive line that's protecting his golden child son. Everybody thinks everything Deion is doing is working. I spent the weekend looking at Rivals, 24/7 Sports, and ESPN-- do you know where Colorado is ranked at in recruiting right now? In the 70s. Out of Big 12 teams I think they're 14th out of 16 teams in recruiting. All of this smoke and mirrors, all of this hype-- it's working on social media but I'm not sure it's working in recruiting. They're struggling in recruiting. You can get some skill players, you can get some DBs, some wide receivers, some outside island players that will love the rap, Deion's gold chains and all that, but the offensive linemen that you win with? They're not as prone to be into that. The only thing I really know about sports is offensive line play. That's the only thing I truly know. That's a mindset and an attitude as much as it is talent. A cover-corner who never really liked to tackle anybody is not going to instill the toughness you need to establish a consistent running game. He's leaning into his son and this Heisman race and trying to make him the number one pick. They're going to start throwing those offensive linemen under the bus. My prediction is the offensive line basically is going to quit on him mid-season because they're going to get tired of being singled out and blamed for everything. He's going to then want them to transfer and leave so he can replace them. It's going to be a hot mess. He's not recruiting at the level of the elite schools despite all the hype. I'm not sure this is going to work. This is about Deion's son the quarterback far more than it is about anybody else on that team including his son who's the safety. // There still is a difference between the professional level and the collegiate level. The NFL is so much about ‘genetics’, and it’s just about ‘do you have the physical tools to play at this level?’ At the NFL level how much weed you smoke is a little bit irrelevant. It’s still relevant at the collegiate level where comradery, locker room chemistry, who puts in the extra work, mindset of the team – all of that still matters. When you listen to Dan Lanning talk to his team and that message, ‘WE’RE GOING TO TALK WITH OUR PADS, WE’RE GOING TO TALK WITH OUR HELMETS’, that’s a whole different message than Key Glock, the rapper who was in Deion’s locker room before the game, and Lil Wayne leading them out. With offensive linemen and even to some degree defensive linemen, this whole little hip-hop team, and ‘come out here to Colorado—smoking weed is legal!’, we’re going to have a good time, and ‘I’m going to hold you accountable but we’re gonna just have fun!’, it’s an environment that is not conducive to sustaining consistent winning. When I watched them from a scheme standpoint and an approach standpoint—how much they’re throwing the ball, and Deion is admitting they can't run, they’re not even attempting to run the football. His son has taken more hits than any quarterback anywhere. It’s a recipe for disaster. // I’ve been following this stuff for way too long. We’re looking at the Titanic. This whole thing is about one kid, Shedeur Sanders. ‘Prime Prep’ was about Shedeur Sanders. Jackson State was about Shedeur Sanders. Colorado is about Shedeur Sanders. It’s the Titanic.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Jason Whitlock of Fearless compare Deion Sanders and Colorado Football to the infamous ocean liner ‘Titanic’, with Whitlock explaining why he believes the luxurious Colorado football program that Sanders is supposedly building will surely sink.
After racing out to a 3-0 start with wins over TCU, Nebraska, and Colorado State, Colorado took one of the worst beatings of the college football season in Eugene, Oregon, last weekend, losing 42-6 and being out-gained 522 to 199 in a game that many said had a ‘disrespectful’ three-touchdown point-spread in favor of Oregon. With Caleb Williams and the explosive no. 8 ranked Trojans coming to Boulder this weekend, another pummeling could be in the cards for a rapidly souring rookie campaign for Deion.
Check out the segment above as Whitlock details why he doesn’t think Sanders’ coaching philosophy in the minds of Colorado players and recruits is as popular as many in the mainstream lead you to believe, and that Sanders could potentially be headed towards a total implosion when his jig is finally up.