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Renck: The Sanders brothers look to live up to the hype


Colorado safety Shilo Sanders talks with media during Big 12 NCAA college football media days in Las Vegas, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Lucas Peltier)
Colorado safety Shilo Sanders talks with media during Big 12 NCAA college football media days in Las Vegas, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Lucas Peltier)

Shilo said the balance required to stand on his toes madwine him faster. But will the team continue going downhill?

LAS VEGAS — You say tomato, I say tomato. You say Shedeur, I say Shilo.

You say either, I say Hunter.

You say neither, I say Shurmur.

Either, either, Hunter, Shurmur.

Let’s call the whole season well off.

Interviewing Shedeur Sanders and Shilo Sanders together at Wednesday’s Big 12 media day was equal parts informative and comedic. They definitely are brothers, even if Shilo made them seem more like the Wayans.

The original idea for this column was simple. Shedeur’s race to All-American status, to the Heisman Trophy and to the top rung of the NFL draft.

He walked to the desk outfitted in a black CU sweat jacket with his iced-out “Legendary” chain hanging from his neck. It might have been the only thing at Allegiant Field brighter than his future.

No CU quarterback has been hyped like this since Kordell Stewart. No Buffs quarterback has been drafted since Koy Detmer in the seventh round in 1997.

Shedeur is so much better than his predecessors, the primary reason optimists believe the Buffs will post a winning record.

With his talent, should Big 12 fans ask for his autograph or for his blessing?

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“We are bringing excitement (to the conference),” Shedeur said.

And “viewers,” chimed in Shilo.

Shedeur transitioned seamlessly from Jackson State to CU. He threw for 3,230 yards and 27 touchdowns with just three interceptions. His 69.3 completion percentage was made more remarkable by his willingness to throw the deep ball. He should improve on those numbers if he can remain upright. He was sacked an FBS-high 52 times in 2023. He broke his back, missed 1.5 games — the first of his high school or college career — and had to rest for two months following the season before resuming strength training. Shedeur was so banged up that Shilo admitted, “I couldn’t even get him to go snowboarding.”

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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports

      

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