An offensive lineman who previously committed to the Colorado football program flipped his loyalty to Missouri weeks after Deion Sanders made harsh comments about his current offensive line group.
The offensive line has struggled in Sanders’ first season at Colorado. Following the Buffaloes’ loss to UCLA last month, Sanders threatened his current offensive line group and said he needed to replace them. Per the video of Sanders’ comments posted by Matt L Stephens:
“The big picture, you get new linemen. The big picture, you go get new linemen, that’s the picture, and I’m going to paint it perfectly,” said Sanders.
Shouldn’t Coach Prime take the blame? Deion Sanders ran off CU’s starting offensive line that allowed 23 sacks last year. He brings in G5, FCS and JUCO transfers to replace them, and now they’ve allowed 42 sacks thru 8 games. The line wasn’t why the Buffs went 1-11. pic.twitter.com/2vv55fYoES
— Matt L. Stephens (@MattStephens) October 29, 2023
Deion Sanders lost a 2024 OL commit
Sanders has reportedly lost one of his offensive line commits for 2024. According to 24/7 Sports, three-star interior offensive lineman Talan Chandler flipped from Colorado to Missouri. The six-foot-three, 292-pound offensive lineman has chosen to go to the SEC over Sanders’ program.
One has to wonder if Sanders’ comments about the offensive line scared Chandler away from Colorado. Or will Sanders rethink taking a job at Texas A&M as he watches recruits heading south?
According to Tom VanHaaren with ESPN, Chandler said he respects the program Colorado is building, but he wanted the opportunity to play for his dream school:
“My flip is definitely more about Mizzou. I mean, Mizzou is my dream school,” Chandler said. “Just being able to stay close to home, it’s three hours from where I live, and all my family can go to games. I have two siblings who live in Columbia.
I have family members who are graduates from Mizzou. So just giving my family that opportunity to be able to come watch me play and stay close to home was just an unbelievable opportunity.”
Chandler had been the lone commit for the offensive line in the 2024 class for Colorado. Sanders had better hope he gets players to transfer to Colorado this winter, or Shedeur Sanders will have difficulty staying up next year, too.
Can the self-proclaimed “best” coach in college football figure out how to get top-tier talent on the Buffaloes in year two?
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