Deion Sanders' reaction to Colorado's bad finish: 'We're getting ready to begin cooking.'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — So this is how Deion Sanders' first season at Colorado ends: a 23-17 loss against Utah

 a six-game losing streak, with his starting quarterback son Shedeur being injured the entire game.

But things could have been lot worse. Despite the injuries and a wave of flu-like symptoms, the Buffaloes fought 

 on until Utah (8-4) took over with 7:25 remaining in the game and ran out the time with 12 final plays.

It was Colorado's seventh loss decided by seven points or less, prompting coach Sanders to reiterate his prediction of greater things for the Buffs in Year Two.

"We're getting ready to start cookin,'" Sanders explained later.  "We're getting ready to go pick up that grocery and make sure we do it correctly." 

You are aware of our requirements. Everyone is aware of what we require. You know exactly what we need, so we'll get it."

The Buffs finished 4-8, with no victories over teams with winning records at the end of the regular season. After opening the season 3-0, 

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