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.”
Here’s what Coach Prime had to say about Nick Saban during his appearance on “60 Minutes” Sunday night.
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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.’”
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