Deion Sanders and Jay Norvell
Players trash talk each other but usually, coaches maintain a level of professional civility. However, Sanders arrived in NCAA Division I football like an earthquake. His brash manner rubbed some of his rivals up the wrong way. Colorado State’s Norvell was one coach who mocked Sanders’ trademark sunglasses.
But he arguably took things too far when he hinted that Sanders’ mother Connie didn’t raise him right. This ignited the rivalry between the Buffaloes and the Rams because it added an edge. Sanders openly made it clear that he didn’t appreciate those comments and that he thought Norvell was out of order (via Essentially Sports).