Deion Sanders comes into the building where the next chapter of his legacy will be written, escaping the evening chill.
It's winter in Boulder, only a few days after Coach Prime departed his job at Jackson State University in Mississippi to become the 28th head football coach in University of Colorado Boulder history.
The list of CU coaches is long, with men who've led the Buffaloes to conference titles, big-time bowl games, and one national championship—
But none arrived with the flash and optimism that accompanied this 55-year-old NFL Hall of Famer,
A man who'd started his college coaching career just three years before and was now saying that God had called him to this place at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
He'd accepted the position despite never having visited Boulder. His decision was possibly influenced by supernatural intervention;
Nevertheless, Sanders' reluctance to long-term commitment may have also predetermined his decision.
After all, this is the man who won back-to-back Super Bowls with rival clubs (the San Francisco 49ers in 1995 and the Dallas Cowboys in 1996)
Jackson State after only three seasons.A group of friends, advisers, and CU staff members accompany the coach as he walks through the Dal Ward Athletic Center, which is close to Folsom Field.