Deion Sanders, the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes, brought in Marines earlier this week to help motivate his players during their winter conditioning. That’s what happens when you lose 8 out of your final 9 games the season before.
The Marines led the players through intense workouts and shared a powerful message about teamwork, bravery, and selflessness. Video of the wild training session was captured by Well Off Media.
‘Prime Time’ Deion Sanders Gives His Players Quite A Shock
All we can say is, y’all better not go 4-8 again next season. If these Colorado Buffaloes know what’s good for them, they won’t want to see these guys back again next year if they haven’t improved significantly.
We reckon they’d rather scale the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains than go through this training session again. A training session that began at 6 o’clock … in the morning.
The Marine training was identified as operation “Buffs Chaos” and featured combat fitness tests that included activities like air squats, wind sprints, and elbow planking.
They even had to test their lot at the “buddy” exercise, carrying their teammate over a certain distance as a Marine might have to do on the battlefield.
Guess who was heavily featured in the Marine training video? Shilo Sanders, son of Deion Sanders, who plays Safety for the Buffs.
Shilo, you may recall, exposed his dad and coach as having a rather rigorous training routine for the players and joked that ‘Prime Time’ needed to “work smarter than harder.”
Sanders’ response? Bring in the Marines.
It wasn’t all workouts and breaking down players just to build them back up. One of the Commanding Generals, a Marine deployed six times, gave an inspiring speech to the young men about teamwork.
“Let me explain to you what it’s about becoming a team. Being a team is about trust,” he told the eager-to-learn players “The team doesn’t work if you don’t believe – like your shirt says – that the person next to you is going to do their job.”
“It starts with trust,” he added. “Trust is not earned it’s given. So if you’re going to be a leader on your team, you’ve got to have the courage to trust.”
Coach Deion Sanders’ commitment to pushing his players to their limits and instilling a strong sense of discipline and teamwork is sure to pay dividends on the field.