Deion Sanders and the Buffs know their season hasn’t been the most ideal with their current record of 4-3. Sanders is looking to change this however he can.
One of the biggest problems that seems to plague the Buffs is too many penalties.
Sanders wants it to be known that only discipline can guarantee the Buffs’ improvement, and he intends for his team to improve vastly. For this, it means limiting as many mistakes as possible.
Sanders’ methods for limiting penalties has embarked him and his coaches to take on multiple tasks to evaluate their stats and players.
“We did a whole synopsis over penalties for the whole season,” he said. “Game by game breakdown, what are the most penalized groups? What are the least penalized groups, what are the penalties? What do they consist of? Are they before the whistle or after the whistle type of penalties? So, we know all of that.”
Discipline Starts off the Field
Sanders went on to explain that the discipline must be a commitment both on and off the field. It must be a day-to-day commitment all the way to game days.
“Discipline starts off the field and they carry it on the field,” he said. “A dude that’s undisciplined off the field, he’s going to be undisciplined on the field. You can’t allow that. And that’s something that we got to address, because if you’re late to this, you’re pretty much going to be undisciplined with that. If you’re not consistent in following your assignments and alignments in this, you’re going to be inconsistent when everybody sprinkles in the stadium.”
As the UCLA game draws closer, Sanders and the Buffs now have another task — to limit the amount of mistakes made when facing off against the Bruins.