And it's official. Safe to say this is the splashiest, and perhaps most risky coaching hire of the cycle so far. But when you're Colorado, and you've been down as long as you have, the risk is probably worth taking. If nothing else, the college football world will be talking more about Colorado over the next year than the past 5 years combined.
Deion will certainly bring flash and dash to Colorado, but he's taking over a program that has won just 89 games over the past 20 seasons. And any recruiting advantages he had at Jackson State are going to be nullified at Colorado. He's going to have to rely heavily on the transfer portal as well as his NIL connections to lure top recruits to Boulder. One or two five-star recruits aren't going to right the ship at an FBS school.