Colorado coach Deion Sanders doesn’t sound bothered by Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi’s criticism of Sanders’ roster management earlier this spring.

“He’s not mad at me, he’s using me to shoot bullets at another coach who he has an issue with,” Sanders told 247Sports. “I don’t know who he is; if he walked in here right now I wouldn’t know him.”

More than 40 Colorado players left the program following the Buffaloes’ spring game and 51 scholarship players entered the transfer portal since Sanders took over on Dec. 3. Around 70 total players have entered the portal. Sanders and his staff used a recent NCAA rule change for first-year coaches to legally cut the vast majority of the players who entered the portal after the spring.

Former Colorado offensive lineman Travis Gray, who was cut this spring, recounted how the conversation with Buffs offensive line coach Bill O’Boyle went after the spring game.