A quiet Deion Sanders apologized in the middle of a response during his news conference in Pullman, Wash., on Friday night.
“I’m sorry, my head is throbbing right now,” said Sanders, who had plenty of reasons to ache.
The Colorado head football coach had just watched a team that started the season with so many highs tumble to new lows with a 56-14 destruction against Washington State.
His son, quarterback Shedeur Sanders, left the game in the first half with multiple injuries and did not return.
Deion himself appeared to be coaching through the pain, coughing through answers and saying he was under the weather.
“This is the toughest stretch of probably my life,” Sanders told reporters after Colorado (4-7) officially became ineligible for bowl games.
The sensation that Sanders and Colorado became in stunning TCU and blowing out Nebraska has given way to a humbling.
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