A transformation is underway at Boulder as Deion Sanders' Buffaloes rise to national relevance after their 45-42 victory over No. 17 TCU.
The talent displayed by the Colorado team in Saturday's game surprised many.
Nonetheless, this was well-received by those who know how much time and effort Coach Prime invested into the recruiting season.
Deion's personality and legacy are a magnet for highly-rated recruits, which helps explain the change in fortunes for the University of Colorado.
Let's take a look at how many players did Sanders bring to the program.
How many players did Deion Sanders take with him to Colorado? According to ESPN, 86 new Colorado players accompanied Sanders on his trip to Texas.
This reconstruction of a team is almost unheard of in college football. When asked about his coaching tactics, Prime had this to say:
"We're going to continuously be questioned because we do things that have never been done, we do things that have never been done and that makes people uncomfortable."
Shadeur and Travis are the keys to this rebuild and also played under Sanders at Jackson State. Sanders said this on Saturday regarding his former Jackson State players:
"We had some guys that singled themselves out with their playing and their playing ability," Deion Sanders said. "A lot of guys you doubted -- one of them from an HBCU --
I think he had 510 yards passing in a Power 5 football game. And he happens to be my son, and I'm proud of him, tremendously."