Another weekend of College Football is upon us! After putting on a colossal upset over TCU last week, a lot of eyes are going to be squarely locked on Coach Prime & Colorado as they take on Matt Rhule & Nebraska. Plenty of excitement going around over what this team is potentially capable of, especially from the one and only Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe.
Sharpe, who spent over a decade of his football career with the Denver Broncos, sat down for an interview with TMZ Sports this week to share his thoughts about Coach Prime and the Colorado Buffaloes. To say that the man was hype would be an understatement.
“I haven’t heard people talk about Colorado so much since weed was legalized,” Sharpe said. To add context to this, Colorado legalized marijuana in November 2012 – well over 10 years ago at this point.
“I’m excited for him, I’m excited for the program,” Sharpe continued. “Obviously, everybody knows I spent 12 years in Colorado so I’m excited for Time and what he’s bringing to the table.”
It’s always great to see a program like Colorado establish a new culture, and for that culture to see instant results. These young athletes that came from HBCUs finally get some time in the spotlight, and get the recognition they deserve. It just adds so much value to the sport as a whole.
That said, it’s only been one game. They still have a long way to go, and Sharpe emphasized such in a follow-up statement.
“I think they’re a couple of years away from that,” he said, “but I’m excited for what they’re doing right now.”
The Buffs have a chance to put together another strong showing today, at home against Matt Rhule’s Cornhuskers. Rhule’s NFL tenure aside, he has a respectable resume in the world of college football, bringing multiple different programs to success. Not to mention they have a huge test coming up in a few weeks when they take on Caleb Williams and the USC Trojans.