Deion Sanders almost hired ASU’s Kenny Dillingham as an assistant

Deion Sanders almost hired ASU’s Kenny Dillingham as an assistant

The Sun Devil coach really likes his next opponent

Colorado is looking for its first Pac-12 win of the season on Saturday against Arizona State. Both programs have first-year head coaches and have been tested in recent years. But it turns out there was a time when Deion Sanders wanted ASU’s Kenny Dillingham on his team.

Coach Prime was asked about the history during Tuesday’s press conference. It was natural to ask since Dillingham had worked at Florida State, where Sanders still had ties and built a “Prime Time” reputation. “(We) have a great history,” Sanders said. “I don’t know if he wants me to tell this story or not. Once upon a time there was an employee, I won’t tell you who or what for, but he was a part of it. We talked quite a bit. »

Sanders had a friendly admiration for Dillingham and vice versa. The 33-year-old Sun Devils coach said he had nothing bad to say about Coach Prime and even tried to recruit Shedeur Sanders when he was in high school. He praised the Buffs QB and said he’s just an older version of the smart player he met and he doesn’t let himself get nervous.

“I’m excited to see every step he takes, because I know that’s who he is,” Sanders said of Dillingham. “When I saw he got this opportunity, I was so excited.”

Arizona State is unlikely to win a bowl game, but also fails to qualify for the playoffs following the school’s self-imposed bowl ban. Colorado needs a win this weekend to have a chance at Sanders’ first postseason berth.

Colorado will travel to Tempe to play Saturday night against ASU at 6 p.m.:
30 p.m. ET. The Buffs’ first game this season was not nationally televised with coverage on the PAC-12 Network.

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