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Deion remains confident in Colorado despite back-to-back losses

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Head coach Deion Sanders remains confident about Colorado's prospects this season despite the team suffering its second loss in as many weeks.

"If you can't see what's coming with CU football, you've lost your mind. Or you're just a flat out hater," Sanders said after the Buffaloes' 48-41 loss to USC on Saturday, according to Fox Sports' Bryan Fisher. "If you can't see what's going on, what's going to transpire over the next several months, something's wrong with you."

Colorado entered halftime down 34-14. Although the Buffaloes scored 27 second-half points to close the deficit, they couldn't recover an onside kick to give themselves a chance to tie the game.

Sanders is confident what the outcome would've been if the play had turned out differently.

"You brilliant writers know that if we would have got that ball last, we were going to go down and score," he said. "We knew that."

Colorado showed resilience following what Sanders described as an "old-fashioned butt-kicking" in a 42-6 loss to Oregon last weekend. In particular, quarterback Shedeur Sanders completed 30 of 45 passes for 371 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception after being limited to 159 yards and one score. He said he suffered an ankle injury Saturday but added that he's fine, according to Fischer.

Sanders admits there are still areas on the team that need to be fixed, pointing out the special teams in particular. However, the Buffaloes bench boss credited USC on a day when reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams tied a career high with six touchdowns.

Colorado will hit the road next Saturday for a game against Arizona State.

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