AUSTIN, Texas -- You knew Deion Sanders would have a response, right?

During his weekly coach's show Wednesday night in Fort Collins, Colorado State head football coach Jay Norvell stoked the flames of an old Front Range rivalry, appearing to take a verbal shot at the newest, hottest name in college football: Coach Prime.

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"They’re tired of all that stuff," Norvell said on the show. "They really are tired of it. And I sat down with ESPN today, and I don’t care if they hear it in Boulder. I told them, 'I took my hat off, and I took my glasses off.' And I said, 'When I talk to grown-ups, I take my hat and my glasses off.'

"That’s what my mother taught me."

Norvell, typically the mild-mannered type, is apparently tired of hearing about the jumpstart Colorado Buffaloes and their flamboyant -- you guessed it -- hat-and-sunglasses-wearing head man.

Sanders, who has won his first two games on the sidelines in Boulder, including an upset over national champion runner-up TCU on the road and a statement over old Big 12 foe Nebraska, isn't one to just let things slide.

"I’m a grown man," Sanders said on his own weekly coach's show Thursday. "Don’t tell me what I'm supposed to wear and what I don’t supposed to wear. Please."

Hey, this in-state Rocky Mountain Showdown could use some spice, if you ask me. Colorado has won 8-of-10 meetings and holds a commanding 67-22-2 overall record in the series. CSU, by the way, is a 23-point underdog Saturday inside Folsom Field.

Good luck, boys.



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Here's this week's matchups and betting odds:

Wyoming (+30) at No. 4 Texas

Utah State (+9) at Air Force

North Dakota at Boise State

San Diego State (+24.5) at No. 16 Oregon State

Vanderbilt (-4.5) at UNLV

San Jose State (+7) at Toledo

Hawaii (+38) at No. 13 Oregon

New Mexico State (+1) at New Mexico

Colorado State (+23) at No. 18 Colorado

Fresno State (-3) at Arizona State

Kansas (-28) at Nevada

No. 14 LSU (-9.5) at Mississippi State

Odds are subject to change

Here are last week's results:
Cody: 11-1*
Jared: 11-1*
Chris Lyda: 10-2
DJ: 10-2
Jen: 10-2
Mat: 10-2

Mike Skinner: 10-2
Doug: 8-4
* Both picked final score to be 44-6
Here are our year-to-date records:
Cody: 21-3
Jared: 21-3
DJ: 21-3
Jen: 20-4
Mat: 20-4
Doug: 19-5
Here's our best bet this week and a big thanks to Mike Feagler and Billie Sutton for joining us:
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University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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