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Prime compliment: Sanders ‘a student looking up to’ Saban

In a candid moment on “60 Minutes,” Deion Sanders said he might be the best coach in college football right now.

But he quickly shifted focus to Nick Saban.

The first-year University of Colorado head coach has led his team to a 3-0 start, one year after the Buffaloes finished 1-11.

When asked who’s the best coach in college football today, Sanders said:

“Let me see a mirror so I can look at it.”

Sanders also had another legend in mind. 

“I love and I adore and I respect, and every time I do a commercial with Coach Saban – it’s a gift,” Sanders said of their Aflac TV commercials. “Just sitting in his presence and hearing him, and throwing something else out there so I can hear his viewpoint on it.

“Because he’s forgotten more things than I may ever accomplish. 

“So I’m a student looking up to this wonderful teacher, saying ‘just throw me a crumb of what you know.’”

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Saban previously said he has “as much respect for [Sanders] as anyone in our profession.”

“We’re both interested in trying to improve our program, how we sort of motivate players, how we inspire people to do things at a high standard and a high level all the time,” Saban said this year. “So that interaction has been positive for me.”

Grayson Everett is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270 

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