Sanders told a Tuesday press conference that his son Shilo was doing better. We went straight to the hospital after landing. He is doing much better. We hope he will heal and be able to play this weekend. He is a valuable part of our defensive secondary. He is one of the voices in the defense. He has a physicality to his play that we love and want. As a father and coach, I pray that he will be able to play. Shilo said he was urinating red blood when he left the plane in Boulder on Saturday night. He explained that he had injured himself during a tackle. “Ya’ll can’t say I didn’t play hard,” he joked in light of the ailment.
Sanders’ potential absence could make room for five-star freshman cornerback Cormani McClain, who’s barely seen action this season and recorded just two total tackles. Sanders addressed his limited playing time in the press conference.
When asked what McClain could do to earn more playing time, Sanders answered “Study.”
“Prepare. Study. Prepare. Attend meetings on time. Attend the meetings. Understanding what we are doing is important. This game is something you want to play. Want to play this game. You must want to be the best at this game, both in practice and in the film room. “
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Sanders continued to stress that he knew who was putting in time and who wasn’t.
You know that I check the film time of each player
every week. I want to know who has been working on film for Thursday. This is not only about Cormani. It’s about many others. You’d be a fool if you put someone out there who isn’t prepared. Can’t do it. Won’t do it, can’t do it. Sorry, I’m an old-schooler. “
Colorado will face its toughest challenge of the year on Saturday, 12 noon against the eighth-ranked Trojans. ET on FOX.
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