In this article, you will get all information regarding Who is Coach Prime? An inside look at the man hired to coach the CU Buffs.

Who is Coach Prime? An inside look at the man hired to coach the CU Buffs.

Jackson State University head football coach Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders drove his golf cart past new Tigers offensive lineman Tyler Brown.

“We’re gonna call you Roc,” Sanders told him one day last summer.

The 6-foot-3, 320-pound Brown wasn’t going to argue with his head coach, who just happens to be a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the most dynamic personalities in sports.

“I looked at him and I said, ‘Yes, sir,’ and it stuck,” Brown said. “I love it.”

Eventually, Brown learned the origin of the nickname. Sanders thought Brown looked like Charles S. Dutton, who starred in the 1990s sitcom, “Roc.”

“When Prime meets you and you look like somebody, that’s your name,” said C. Daryl Neely, a JSU alum and supporter who produces Thee Pregame Show on YouTube and works as a special assistant to Coach Prime.

That’s why the Tigers this season had linemen named Roc and Levert (named after late R&B singer Gerald Levert) and a kicker named Squiggy (from a character on “Laverne & Shirley”), among a host of other nicknames.

It’s one of the quirks and endearing qualities of a program directed by Coach Prime.

“Oh, it’s going to be a team full of nicknames at Colorado,” Neely said with a laugh.

Prime Time in Boulder

Sanders completed his three-season run at Jackson State on Dec. 17 in the Celebration Bowl but now takes on the task of rebuilding Colorado. Following a dismal 1-11 season, the Buffs hired Sanders on Dec. 4 to become the 28th full-time head coach in program history.

BOULDER,CO:December 4:Deion Sanders is introduced as the new football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder at a press conference in Boulder on December 4, 2022.(Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)
BOULDER,CO:December 4:Deion Sanders is introduced as the new football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder at a press conference in Boulder on December 4, 2022.(Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

The 55-year-old Sanders is best known for his brilliant playing career, along with his flashy and brash personality. He did, after all, create the “Prime Time” persona that has stuck with him for more than three decades.

In addition to his Hall of Fame football career, he played a decade in Major League Baseball, cementing his spot as one of the most remarkable all-around athletes in history.

If there was a Hall of Fame for confidence, he’d be a charter member.

“That’s my natural odor. I don’t even wear cologne. That’s confidence I’m wearing,” he said during his introductory news conference.

In hiring Coach Prime, Colorado knows it’s getting a celebrity with swagger and the ability to make a significant impact on a program that’s been irrelevant for two decades.

Who is Coach Prime? An inside look at the man hired to coach the CU Buffs.

For more visit computernetworktopology.com

Latest News by computernetworktopology.com