The Buffaloes had a miserable track record before Sanders arrived. Hunter suffered a lacerated liver before the Oregon game. It was frustrating for the young star to watch his team lose and he wanted an early return. But Coach Prime refused and read his reply to the locker room to show that he cared.
“No, you ain’t ready,” Sanders said. “And I care about you more than I care about this game. You gonna change the game of football one day when you are healthy and ready. Your future is brighter than mine ever will be or ever was. Relax and get healthy. I love you, son (via Fox News).”