Ex-Buffs Star Jeremy Bloom Helped Engineer CU’s Deal For Deion Sanders | TMZ Sports

Ex-Buffs Star Jeremy Bloom Helped Engineer CU's Deal For Deion Sanders | TMZ Sports

I mean I feel like there's only one Human being on the planet on planet Earth it could energize Boulder and the Fan base University Colorado like Dion Has done and everybody who left that That press conference said that was the Most unusual exciting press conference They had ever been at and I've spoken to Folks who've covered the team for 30 40 Years so you know we're coming Boulder's Coming and Dion put us back on the map Is that how you feel Jeremy obviously It's this year was very lean uh I think I did a bit of quick math I think the The University's like 24 and 42 over the Last six seasons so it's it's been tough But do you feel like instantly though University of Colorado was a player Again on a national uh on a national Level here you're right the program had Flatlined I mean there wasn't even a Heartbeat in in October 2nd when Carl Darrell was let go I had one guy in mind And it was Dion Sanders and I called Rick George the athletic director I said Rick we got to go get Dion he's the only Guy that can overnight make this program Relevant again and I've respected Dion For a long time I'm a multi-sport Athlete football and scheme he is the Reason I wanted to ski in in the Olympics and play in the NFL but I Didn't know anything about him as a Coach until he got Travis Hunter to

Commit to Jackson State I mean Travis Hunter was the number one recruit in the Nation I mean Travis had offers from Alabama Georgia you name it and I was Like wow that is some serious recruiting Power and we're already seeing it I mean We're seeing it now five star recruits Including Winston Watkins who's number One of the biggest recruits on the Planet right now just say commit to Colorado yesterday the day that Dion was So so it and by the way the University Of Colorado has only ever had three five Star recruits come to Boulder so look It's a it's a new chapter it's a new day Throw the records out the door throw the Past two decades out the door it's gonna Be fun and exciting to watch Jeremy when you put that out there when You say we got to go get Dion were they Receptive right off the bat Yeah right off the bat and look I I knew It was going to be a long shot to get Deion Sanders who grew up in Florida Lived in Texas Miss to the snow of Colorado right and and so I that on October 2nd I called Steve Smith former Carolina Panther I called Brandon Marshall former Denver Bronco Sean Merryman and and Myron roll four of my Really good friends who I knew Dion Highly respected and I said will you Call Dion right now or text him and say We want him here at Colorado and ask him

If he would take a meeting with uh with Rick George and so those four guys Helped a ton I think that made it Legitimate for Dion he and I were just Talking about it yesterday he's like Dang man I didn't know Colorado had so Much Cloud I was getting all these calls From all my buddies and and so but but Rick did the hard work I mean getting Him here getting the contract done Getting the the money to get him paid uh Rick deserves all the credit in the World I think he's the best athletic Director in the country I've said that From day one what he's done to these Facilities and fundraising it out Energizes fan base uh he deserves all The credit in the world certainly he's Done an incredible job for Jeremy but You too I mean it sounds like you really Played a big part in this happening it Really does Dion and I were laughing About it yesterday he's like oh so so You're the puppet behind the you're Pulling all the puppet strikes uh but But it was cool man I got to meet the Whole family and and like I said I Idolized him growing up I mean he was he Was my guy like my mom and I were Laughing about it last night because I Wanted to change my name to Dion when I Was 12. like real story so to have him At Boulder and to have the world come Full circle uh I'm just so excited for

All Colorado fans all college football Fans this is good for college football Whether you like the Pac-12 whether you Like Colorado uh it and it's going to be Fun it's going to be exciting so bring Your popcorn because the the movie's Coming to theater soon it's already Exciting Right Jeremy what's the what's the Ceiling what what what is there a cap to What Dion can accomplish in Baltimore or Is or is there not is it national Championships that can be won not not Saying next season but in the future They asked them yesterday at the press Conference they said expectations have Never been higher here including in 1990 When they won the National Championship Are you stressed about that are you Worried about that he said baby I'm too Blessed to be stressed I'm not worried And so look the sky is the limit I mean This is a game of talent the more Talent You can get to a university the better Chance you have to be successful it's no Surprise why Alabama wins almost every Year and LSU and Georgia they get all The five-star recruits so if Deion Sanders can continue this trend of Bringing four and five star recruits Both from high school but through the Portal I mean the portal opened on Monday and it's lighting up for the University of Colorado if he can bring

The town here and I think he can the Sky's the limit there there is no Barrier in which what the university in Colorado football team can accomplish Next season and Beyond I'll get you out Of here on this one Jeremy I I mean I I Think it's probably an indication of of How coaches typically speak but I I see Some people who are upset that Dion said Hey you know getting the transfer portal Essentially if you're not gonna you're Not gonna do it our way then I I thought It was refreshingly honest and the fact That he was honest with those kids I Thought that was amazing to be honest With you I see some people have Criticized him what was your take on That Jeremy he said it brilliantly he Said coaches either get terminated or Elevated and he got elevated and Everybody understands that this is a Competitive profession this is a Not-for-long profession coaches don't Last that long and he's right you either Get called up to another league in a Bigger stage in a brighter Spotlight or You get eliminated yeah and Dion was Called up he's got he's got a power five Conference now to play he's got the Spotlight of the nation and let me Guarantee you inside every media room From Fox to ABC to ESPN they're all Talking about when they can televise Colorado games next year and that's a

That's a we've come a long way in the Past few days that's incredible I I Don't think there's anybody out there That could have made this difference This quickly it's it's absolutely Incredible yep yeah well every I think I Think a lot of people have you to thank Uh Jeremy uh so a small part in it small Part of it but I'm grateful to play a Small part and uh Dion's in Boulder let Me ask you this Jeremy I'm sorry I know I said last question do you want to be Involved in any way going forward now I Just look I told Dion and his fiancee Tracy however I can be helpful I'm I'm From Boulder I've spent my whole life Here I know everybody here everybody's Excited to embrace you guys if there's Anything you need you let me know but I Love my day job I'm the CEO of a really Cool tech company I'm not going anywhere Anytime soon but anything that Dion or The CU family needs or Rick needs out There what's your company integrate it's An Enterprise software business and you Know we're over 400 people now and I'm Having a great time and leading a bunch Of really great people so that's uh That's my head coaching job and I'm Pretty happy with it

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