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Coach Prime visits home of 'CU Twin' Peggy Coppom

The new head football coach paid a visit to the home of CU's biggest fan.

BOULDER, Colo. — The ultimate fan of the Colorado Buffaloes had a special visit from the new head football coach.

Peggy Coppom welcomed Deion "Coach Prime" Sanders into her home in a heartwarming visit shared by CU Athletics.

Coppom met Sanders at her door before having a kitchen table discussion about his taking over the football program last month.

   "I'm Peggy. Are you Prime?"

   "That's what they call me."

   "Do I call you that or—"

   "Call me anything you want."

   "How about good looking? That'll do."

Coppom told Sanders she thought "God answered our prayers" when he came to coach CU.

Coppom, 98, and her late twin sister, Betty Hoover, have been known for decades as superfans of the Buffaloes.

Known fondly as CU's “Twins,” the pair together attended more than 3,000 football, basketball and Olympic sporting events at CU after moving to Boulder in 1940. Coppom and Hoover were inducted into a new Legacy Wing in the Hall of Honor at CU last year.

Sanders said he'd like to bring Coppom onto the field for the spring game this season.




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