Even when Sanders and the Buffaloes lose, he maintains his swagger. Oregon’s head coach Dan Lanning dismissed his opposite number before their September game. He said that Colorado was ‘playing for clicks, we’re playing for wins.’ It was a great line and the Ducks justified it by winning handily.
However, Sanders deflected the blame away from his team. He took responsibility and acknowledged that he had a target on his back. “Teams are trying to beat me,” he told The Athletic. “They aren’t trying to beat our team. That’s what it really is. It is what it is. I signed up for it.”