NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is shaking up the college football landscape these days with his unconventional style.
The Colorado Buffaloes head coach is reportedly adding an NFL-level offensive mind to his coaching staff – former New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur.
Veteran NFL coach Pat Shurmur is expected to join Deion Sanders’ Colorado football staff as an analyst, 247Sports Carl Reed reports. Reed notes that Shurmur has been on campus in Boulder all week, spending time around the football program.
“Colorado will be looking for him to add to the culture they are establishing offensively,” Reed wrote on Twitter. “And to give the players another resource in their pursuit of reaching the NFL.”
Shermer would bring more than 20 years of NFL experience to the staff. He most recently served as the Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator from 2020-21. Before that, he was the head coach of the New York Giants, amassing a 9-23 record in two years.
Shurmur was hired as the Giants’ head coach in 2018, replacing Ben McAdoo. after being named the NFL’s Assistant Coach of the Year as the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive coordinator in 2017.
Unfortunately, Shurmur was shown the door after two dismal seasons but did leave behind one bright spot. He coached up rookie quarterback Daniel Jones in 2019 to a 3,029 yards passing-24 touchdown season in just 12 starts. The 24 touchdowns (versus 12 interceptions) are still the most in a season by Jones.