Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi is never afraid to share his thoughts on college football's hottest topics, and now he's put Deion Sanders and his use of the transfer portal to overhaul the Colorado roster ahead of his debut season in his crosshairs. In a recent interview with 247Sports' Brandon Marcello, Narduzzi blasted Sanders' tactics after the Buffaloes saw an unprecedented number of players depart the program while "Coach Prime" uses the portal to replenish the talent to his liking.
"That's not the way it's meant to be," Narduzzi told Marcello at ACC spring meetings. "That's not what the (transfer portal) rule intended to be. It was not to overhaul your roster. We'll see how it works out but that, to me, looks bad on college football coaches across the country. The reflection is on one guy right now but when you look at it overall — those kids that have moms and dads and brothers and sisters and goals in life — I don't know how many of those 70 that left really wanted to leave or they were kicked in the butt to get out."
While Narduzzi is not the only one who's voiced concerns on this particular topic, Sanders did make his intentions clear at a team meeting in December after coming over from Jackson State.