Coach Prime loses another blue-chip recruit to the transfer portal

Apr 23, 2024, 10:52 AM | Updated: 10:52 am

Deion Sanders might like to downplay the negative impact of the transfer portal, stating that it’s mostly backups who leave a school for greener pastures, but that’ll be tougher to do after the news that broke on Tuesday morning. The University of Colorado lost a running back who had a big impact last season and was one of the crown jewel’s of Coach Prime’s initial class in Boulder.

Edwards appeared to be a star in the making after his dazzling debut as a Buff. But the running back’s role decreased as the season went along. In the finale at Utah, Edwards had one carry for one yard, while hauling in four passes for 39 yards.

The decreased role in CU’s offense, particularly after Pat Shurmur took over play-calling duties, makes the departure understandable. But Edwards has a long relationship with Sanders, making it a bit of a surprise.

The running back and head coach have a relationship that goes back more than a decade. Coach Prime and Edwards were linked all the way back to the player’s youth football days in Texas.

Players come and players go. Former Ohio State running back Dallan Hayden announced on Monday that he’s transferring to Colorado. Dylan Edwards responds by leaving CU. It’s the modern age of college football.


Jarrett Stidham...

Andrew Mason

Five Broncos with the most at stake as OTAs begin

Jarrett Stidham has an opportunity ... but if he can't seize it, he might find himself out in the cold when the regular season begins.

1 hour ago

Kris Bryant...

Jake Shapiro

Kris Bryant is back, but is that a good thing for the Rockies?

After more than a month out of the Colorado Rockies lineup, the highest-paid first baseman in Major League Baseball, Kris Bryant, is back

8 hours ago

Vic Fangio...

Will Petersen

Miami Dolphins safety rips former Broncos head coach Vic Fangio

Meeting with reporters on Tuesday, Miami safety Jevon Holland shredded Vic Fangio and made it personal in the process

9 hours ago

Tristan da Silva #23 of the Colorado Buffaloes celebrates with KJ Simpson...

Jake Shapiro

Three CU Buffs now mocked to be selected high in 2024 NBA Draft

The Colorado Buffaloes have only had three players selected in the NBA Draft twice, but the Buffs leaving campus could make history

9 hours ago

Broncos and Packers set for joint practice...

Andrew Mason

Broncos set up joint practice with Packers for training camp

The Broncos will host a joint practice with the Packers leading up to their Aug. 18 preseason game, Packers coach Matt LaFleur announced.

11 hours ago

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #5 of the Denver...

Jake Shapiro

KCP snubbed from defensive teams, Jokic lacks honor-worthy cast

The Denver Nuggets defense improved big time in 2023-24 but Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did not get enough votes for the NBA's All-Defense Teams

11 hours ago

Coach Prime loses another blue-chip recruit to the transfer portal