After being hired by Colorado in early December, Deion Sanders issued multiple cautions regarding his roster approach.
The Buffaloes' new head coach has warned his inherited players that "we're going to try to make you quit,
"we're gonna move on" from some players, and that they should "get ready to go ahead and jump" in the transfer portal to depart.
The threat became more imminent on Saturday, following his first spring game in Boulder:
"We've got to make some decisions," he admitted. "That'll be on me now."
Then came Sunday and Monday, when at least 18 Colorado players announced their departure as of Monday afternoon.
Because there were some individual surprises, it's unclear how many were nudged out the door by Sanders and his team or how many left on their own. Montana Lemonious-Craig,
who had a strong spring game on Saturday, was among those who said they will use the transfer portal, which is accessible until April 30.