In terms of fandom and national support, there may be no head coach in college football history who’s taken over a program and immediately gained anywhere close to the level of support and following that Deion Sanders has at Colorado.
But the love ‘Coach Prime’ gets nationally goes beyond just fans pulling for the Buffaloes. The “believers,” as Sanders calls the national bandwagon, seemingly always has his back on social media as well. And the latest proof of that comes from former NFL quarterback Danny Kanell’s seemingly random feud with Sanders.
First came this tweet, which was an obvious shot at Sanders and praise for Colorado State coach Jay Norvell, who decided to publicly call out Coach Prime as well ... for wearing sunglasses and a hat while speaking to the media.
Imagine that. Appears Jay Norvell was spending the week studying film and game planning instead of doing interviews and selling sunglasses.— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) September 17, 2023
After the somewhat-baffling comments from Kanell, college football fans were quickly reminded that the internet is undefeated. Thanks to the official college football reddit, one theory as to why Kanell could be trolling Sanders came to light.
25 years ago this Thursday, Deion Sanders had a pick six on Giants QB Danny Kanell to seal the game on MNF.— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 17, 2023
Kanell would later be benched and never became an NFL starter again. https://t.co/HwCMPjXhiq
Kanell was benched that season after a 3-7 record and later cut by the team. He bounced around a few places and made a handful of starts due to injury to the starting QBs during the remaining few years of his career.— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 17, 2023
It all makes a lot more sense now, and fans couldn’t contain themselves after seeing this theory.
So that explains the salt— Boomer Beamer (@ImDerBatman) September 17, 2023
As a giants fan, @dannykanell is so annoying. You would think he won us multiple super bowls.— Anthony Mazza (@anthonymazzajr) September 17, 2023
Well, if Deion didn't even plan for the game and still managed to win while being a sunglass salesman, than it might be too easy for him after all.😄— Flex Truth Not BS (@UnknowItsTrue) September 18, 2023
DID NOT AGE WELL 🤣⚓— Navy Mike (@Mike_Fierce_) September 17, 2023
Did Deion pee in your cheerios or something— Khaled Abdallah (@khaled74) September 17, 2023