Deion Sanders Gives Colorado Players Stern Warning Over Spring Break: 'It's All A Decision'

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Deion Sanders, now known in the soccer world as “Coach Prime,” is soaking up the Dominican Republic sun as spring break in Colorado is in full swing.

But he also had a stern warning to give his players as they began spring break.

“Right now I'm thinking about our return [to Boulder] and check in on Sunday,” Sanders said in a video, via Well Off Media. “I pray that everyone checks in again and no one yells that they missed a flight. That's why we tell them to be back on Saturday, so you can already be there on Sunday.

But guess what? There's always someone there and their locker will be bare. If you know what that means, it's over.


Ion Sanders looks before a game

Head coach Deion Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes looks on before a game against the UCLA Bruins at Rose Bowl Stadium on October 28, 2023, in Pasadena, California. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

“If you can't do the little things in the offseason, how are you going to do the big things during the season? It's all a decision and a choice.”

Sanders always gives sound advice, whether on the field, in the boardroom or, in this case, on vacation. He wants his children to stay locked up at all times, just like him.


It was a disappointing season for the Buffaloes last year, despite all the hype surrounding Colorado with Sanders as head coach. Their Week 1 win over then-ranked TCU, a team that made the national championship the year before, seemed like good times ahead.

However, Sanders' team finished last in the Pac-12 last season with a 4-8 record. With the Pac-12 breaking up, Colorado will move to the tough Big 12 Conference next season.

Deion Sanders smiles

Deion Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes smiles during warmups before facing the Stanford Cardinal at Folsom Field on October 13, 2023, in Boulder, Colorado. (Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)

Shedeur Sanders, the son of the coach's quarterback, will return to the team next season after speculation that he could leave for the 2024 NFL Draft, which has a lot of starting quarterbacks.

The signal-caller has a chance to cement his place among the top prospects in the 2025 draft with a better season in Colorado. His first season with the Buffaloes totaled 3,230 yards with 27 touchdowns and three interceptions. This production has led many to believe he could make the jump to the NFL next year, but he clearly has unfinished business with his father.

Even though it's not college season yet, spring is a great time for football teams to lay the foundation for the summer and next season. Spring games are key for position battles, giving coaches the chance to work on different things before the real work begins.

Deion Sanders at the spring game

Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders before the start of the spring game at Folsom Field. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)


Sanders wants each of his children to enjoy their break time, but to have the mindset of going to work when they return.

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