15 Colorado Buffaloes hit Transfer Portal after spring game, 29 in April
Deion Sanders is many things; football coach and Renaissance man included.
Coach Prime also is quick to tell you he isn’t a liar.
No, he most definitely is not.
And after encouraging University of Colorado players to “jump in that” NCAA Transfer Portal from Prime’s very first meeting as a Power-5 head coach, Buffaloes players are departing the program in record numbers after Saturday’s spring game concluded Colorado’s camp.
Per NCAA sources, the Colorado football program has seen 29 players enter the NCAA’s Portal since the spring transfer window opened April 15; some 15 Buffaloes entered their names Monday as potential transfers, just 48 hours after Sanders wrapped up his opening camp atop the Colorado program before a sold-out crowd at Folsom Field.
Almost 45 Colorado football players have entered the NCAA Transfer Portal since Sanders was hired in December.
Coach Prime foreshadowed as much in his post-game press conference Saturday.
“Well, this is the genesis of the new era, the new thing,” said Sanders, who zoomed through the coaching ranks to the Colorado job after leading Jackson State, a down-on-its-luck HBCU program, to back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference titles. “This was the beginning of everything, the direction that we go right now. You all know that we’re gonna move on from some … some of the team members and we’re going to reload and get some kids that we really identify with.