Former ESPN pundit and current Fox Sports Radio host Jason Whitlock continued his attacks on Colorado Head Coach Deion Sanders
Former ESPN pundit and current Fox Sports Radio host Jason Whitlock continued his attacks on Colorado head coach Deion Sanders, comparing him to Lavar Ball.
“If LaVar Ball had coached his sons in college, this is what it would look like,” Whitlock said, according to Sports Illustrated. “Deion is nothing more than LaVar Ball with someone who is foolish enough to give him $5-$6 million to coach their team.”
Ball, the outspoken father of NBA stars Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo, became a well-known name in sports as CEO of the Big Baller Brand and pushed his sons to the Lakers and Knicks franchises.
Sanders’ Buffaloes got off to a hot start this season with big wins over TCU and Colorado State as a bevy of celebrities attended their games and praised him as a great coach ready to turn around a program that had just one win last year.
However, the team and Sanders have returned to earth and are now in second to last place in the PAC-12 conference at 4-5 overall and 1-6 in the conference. The Buffaloes are also in danger of not qualifying for a bowl game.
Whitlock has attacked Sanders numerous times, calling him a false God and saying the former Dallas Cowboy has no idea what he’s doing.
Sanders has taken ownership of Colorado’s shortcomings this season, telling the media in September, “You better get me right now, this is the worst we’re going to be, you better get me right now, ’cause I like what I see.”
Once a well-respected sports journalist, Whitlock is no stranger to courting controversy and criticizing people seemingly unbothered by him, including ESPN host Stephen A. Smith and football analyst Mina Kimes.
Colorado can become bowl-eligible if they win their next two games against Washington State and No. 16-ranked Utah. The Buffaloes’ offensive line has struggled to protect quarterback Shedeur Sanders, who’s been sacked 45 times this season. Additionally, the Buffaloe’s defense has had difficulty stopping opponents, giving up an average of 33.9 points per game this season.
The struggles of Colorado are expected, considering this is Sanders’ first year at the helm and the major overhaul the team went through entering this season. After Sanders was hired, he immediately replaced 41 scholarship players, adding 46 new players to the team.
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Source: Black Enterprise