Deion Sanders explains why he would NEVER coach in the NFL after making Colorado one of the most-watched college teams: ‘I’m having the time of my life’

  • Sanders led the University of Colorado to an exciting 3-0 start this season
  • Coach Prime was named Sports Illustrated's 2023 Athlete of the Year
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Colorado coach Deion Sanders has made it abundantly clear that he has no plans to ever coach at the professional level.

On Monday, Coach Prime appeared on the Nightcap show with Shannon Sharpe and Chad Johnson, where he explained that he had no desire to be involved with NFL teams.

The response was prompted by Sharpe asking Sanders if he would be interested in a job with the LA Chargers, either as a head coach or as a general manager. Sanders then gave his response without hesitation once Sharpe finished his sentence.

“I don't want to do pros, I like studying,” he replied. “I would never do pros.”

“I'm straight,” he continued. “Colorado provided everything I need, man. I'm having the time of my life. I love Boulder, Colorado. I love the kids I get to coach. I love the recruiting process. I love it.'

Colorado coach Deion Sanders claims he would never want to coach a professional team

In 2023, Sanders became coach at the University of Colorado, where he started 3-0

In 2023, Sanders became coach at the University of Colorado, where he started 3-0

Sanders went on to explain why he prefers to coach young athletes over professionals, suggesting that professionals tend to behave better in the locker room.

“I like the amateurism of it, even though it's turning to professionals, because everyone wants a bag now,” Sanders said.

'I would have a hard time in the dressing room with a man who makes millions and who doesn't want to play and doesn't want to give everything.'

After a successful playing career, Sanders continued to make a name for himself as a college coach. After leading Jackson State to a 27-6 record during his three-year tenure, he took the spotlight to Boulder to coach Colorado.

Sanders led the Buffaloes to a 3-0 start, including an upset over TCU on opening day. He immediately made Colorado the team to watch despite finishing the season with a 4-8 record.

His first year in charge at Colorado led to Sports Illustrated naming Sanders its 2023 “Athlete of the Year” and the university naming a “Performance and Leadership” course after him.