Deion Sanders’ Colorado Buffaloes looked like they were going to get blown out by the USC Trojans on Saturday after falling behind 34-7 in the second quarter but they mounted a furious comeback and only lost by a touchdown. And while most of the country is praising the Buffaloes for continuing to fight when the chips were down, Doug Gottlieb thinks Deion has set a higher standard and isn’t ready to award the them with the “moral victory” many are claiming for them. If Deion Sanders wants credit for turning Colorado into a truly competitive program, moral victories simply will not suffice.
Doug Gottlieb: “It’s weird for Deion (Sanders), a guy who’s basically said, ‘Hey, I’m old school. I have these old school values that I teach...’ I didn’t know that old school values were: you get beat, you’re down 20 at the half, you come back, you make it, at least scoreboard-wise, within one touchdown, and you’re winning a moral victory. I understand why he’s doing it, but that does go counter to the old school philosophy...”