Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders has made headlines in the past for calling America a “soft” nation. And this week, he had more comments criticizing the mentality of American society.
During a recent interview with 60 Minutes, Deion Sanders defended the controversial approach he took building his team this offseason as he pushed several players off the team, deciding they weren’t good enough for his roster. And he is not going to apologize for that, because he thinks “the truth is good for the kids.”
“I think truth is good for the kids. We’re so busy lying we don’t even recognize the truth no more in society. We want everybody to feel good. That’s not the way life is,” Sanders said according to Fox News. “Now, it is my job to make sure I have what we need to win. That makes a lot of people feel good – winning does.”
And as Sanders explains, any player who got his feelings hurt and left as a result of his words wasn’t a player he wanted in his program anyway.
“If you went for that, if you were able to let words run you off, you ain’t for us because we’re an old-school staff,” Sanders said. “We coach hard. We coach tough. We’re disciplined. If you’re allowing verbiage to run you off because you don’t feel secure with your ability – you ain’t for us.”
It’s a pretty brutal approach to leading a team and building a roster, but it’s clearly been effective so far.