The Colorado Buffaloes, led by Deion Sanders, are the talk of the sports world after a 3-0 start and a top 25 ranking. Now, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers legend Warren Sapp gave some interesting comments, stating during an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” that he intends to join Coach Prime’s staff in 2024.
“I want to be there next year. I want to be there next year,” Sapp, a Hall of Famer, said on the show’s September 19 episode. “I’m gonna get everything, the paperwork to work and I’m gonna go to work. Because sitting on my couch … it’s time to go get this degree and then we’re going to go teach these kids. … I know something about this game. When you have a quarterback like Shedeur [Sanders], and my D-line will go hunt the other quarterback, our chances of winning just went through the roof.”
For Sanders, adding a Hall of Fame-type player and someone with the toughness and experience of Sapp could be a huge boost to an already-loaded coaching staff.
Deion Sanders ‘Ready’ for Warren Sapp to Join
Sapp has already spent time around the Buffaloes and has a relationship with Sanders, so there could be serious traction to all of this.
Furthermore, Coach Prime commented on Instagram Stories, saying “We Ready for u big fellow,” according to a Yahoo Sports post on X.
Fans on X appear to be on board with a potential Sapp-to-Boulder pairing.
“THE Warren Sapp wants to coach at Colorado?!?! Deion’s gonna have one of the best coaching staffs in all of football! Not just college. Getting coached by two Hall of Famers?!” one fan posted.
“Colorado adding Warren Sapp to the coaching staff is gonna be crazy. Recruiting classes bout to be loaded,” another wrote.
“Dude I just seen where where Warren Sapp might be joining prime in Colorado to coach 😳 Hell Yess!!!” another fan posted.
Prior to Colorado’s Week 1 matchup against TCU, Sapp was one of many notable former NFL stars, including Michael Irvin and Terrell Owens, to show up at Buffaloes practice.
The Buffs also have former Kent State HC Sean Lewis, former Alabama assistants Charles Kelly and Sal Sunseri, former Minnesota coach Tim Brewster and former NFL cornerback Kevin Mathis, among others on his staff.
Could the Buccaneers Legend Follow in Deion’s Footsteps?
Sapp’s resume as a player includes four All-Pro selections, seven Pro Bowl trips, a DPOY award and a Super Bowl ring, not to mention being named to the HOF All-2010s Team. However, he has yet to dive into the coaching realm, but this could be a terrific starting point.
Sanders began his coaching career at his Prime Prep Academy before going to Trinity Christian School as the offensive coordinator. From there, he went to Jackson State and quickly turned the program around, even flipping five-star and former Florida State commit Travis Hunter.
Now, he is working wonders with the Buffs in less than a year since being hired, and the atmosphere is electric. If Sapp joins the Buffs staff, he would likely be in an assistant role. Perhaps more importantly, defensive players would be getting in line to learn from him.