The rivalry between Colorado State and Colorado was just intensified after Jay Norvell seemingly took a shot at Deion Sanders leading up to their game on Sept. 16.
According to Sports Illustrated, Norvell, who coaches the Colorado State football team, spoke about a comment he made on his weekly radio show about Sanders, who is leading the Buffaloes team in their upcoming contest.
“I sat down with ESPN today,” Norvell stated to his colleague on the show. “I don’t care if they hear it in Boulder. I told them, I took my hat off and I took my glasses off. I said when I talk to grown-ups, I take my hat off and my glasses off. That’s what my mother taught me.”
That was in reference to Sanders as he is known to wear his shades and baseball cap. Boulder is where the Buffaloes are located.
MORE SHOTS AT COACH PRIME: Colorado State Head Coach Jay Norvell Takes SHOTS at Deion Sanders and Colorado “When I talk to grownups, I take my hat and glasses off, that’s what my mother taught me” #CUBuffs pic.twitter.com/IWFWkVKqsS
— Ice Cold Sports w/ Tommy Gahan (@IceColdSprts) September 14, 2023
This is coming from a man whose team is a 23.5-point underdog and they will be playing at Colorado’s home stadium at Folsom Field. The Buffs were only 1-11 last season, yet are already undefeated after two games thus far, beating two ranked teams in the process. And, by the way, Colorado State has yet to win a game in this young season.
As anticipated, Sanders responded to what his opposing coach said earlier this week.
Sanders, also known as Coach Prime, had this to say.
“I’m minding my own business watching some film, trying to get ready, trying to get out here and be the best coach I can be and I look up and I read some bulljunk that they said about us,” Sanders expressed to his football team. “Why would you want to talk about us when we don’t talk about nobody? All we do is go out here, work our butts off, and do our jobs on Saturday, but when they give us ammunition, they done messed around and made it what?”
The team responds by saying that the coach “made it personal.”
“It was just gonna be a good game, but they done messed around and made it PERSONAL” 😳
“Why would you talk about us, when we don’t talk about nobody”
Deion Sanders responds to comments made from Coach Norvell and things are getting heated 👀 pic.twitter.com/U9Em4bPiJ5
— College Transfer Portal (@CollegeFBPortal) September 14, 2023
Now that the spark has been started, the Buffs, who are currently ranked number 18 in the country may look to make another example of their crossstate rivals when they meet the Rams on Sept. 16 at 10 p.m. The game can be seen on ESPN.
Opposing Coach Throws Shade At Deion Sanders, Coach Prime Says He ‘Made It Personal’