Veteran NFL head coach Mike Zimmer has a history of leading defenses dating back to his days as the defensive coordinator for Weber State back in the 1980s.

After spending the 2022 season as an advisor to Deion Sanders at Jackson State, the 65-year-old Zimmer is taking on a new role.

According to veteran reporter Larry Fitzgerald Sr., Zimmer will follow Sanders to Colorado to be their new defensive coordinator. Sanders just recently took the job with the Buffaloes after a tremendous run at Jackson State. The Hall of Fame NFL player now has an experienced mind to help lead the charge in Boulder.


Mike Zimmer is a great hire for Deion Sanders and Colorado

While Deion brings the flash and recruiting ability to Colorado, Zimmer is going to be all about the nuts and bolts for a program that’s coming off a 1-11 season.