Nebraska Football: Deion Sanders refuses to learn from Scott Frost’s mistakes

Deion Sanders hasn't learned from Scott Frost's mistakes (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Deion Sanders hasn't learned from Scott Frost's mistakes (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In that case, Nebraska football and Scott Frost should feel quite flattered. On the other hand, Colorado fans must wonder why their new head coach keeps imitating one of the worst head coaches ever to helm the program in Lincoln.

I’ve talked before about how Deion Sanders seems hell-bent on acting exactly like Frost did when he first got to Lincoln. I didn’t realize how just how much Coach Prime seems to want to make the same mistakes that the former Husker coach made.

The latest mistake isn’t about being overly cocky, or promising more than the team could hope to deliver. Certainly Prime and Frost did that. But this time around, it’s about practicing in a way that makes their players puke.

Puke Gate was the talk of Nebraska football’s fall camp last year after Frost bragged about how hard his offensive lineman were working to improve on their 2021 season. Now, at least one Colorado player is starting CU’s own vomit scandal.

Last week, Colorado five-star cornerback Cormani McClain said he threw up seven times following a practice. Once again, the reason behind this proclamation was clearly supposed to underline how hard the Buffs have been working. Once again, the person bragging about puking misses the point.

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I suppose there’s something to be said for the fact that it wasn’t Deion Sanders that was bragging about his players throwing up. Maybe he knows that’s not something to brag about.

Of course, it feels like McClain wouldn’t be talking about how many times he hurled unless it was tacitly approved of by his coaches. And hype has certainly been at the center of what Coloraod has been doing since Sanders took the head coaching job.

The bottom line here is that it should be clear that no one should want to imitate Scott Frost in any way in regards to his days with Nebraska football. From his verbal gaffe problems to his inability to really recruit or coach, there’s just nothing anyone should want in common with his former regime in Lincoln.

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On the other hand, if Deion Sanders and company want to follow in Frost’s footsteps, more power to them. Especially when they play Nebraska football this September.