Auburn football legend Cam Newton's "4th & 1" podcast produced a major soundbite during Super Bowl week when Shedeur Sanders went on the show and called out his Colorado teammates from the 2023 season.
“By having the right players,” Sanders said when asked by Newton how the Buffs can improve in 2024 (h/t On3). “We only lost a lot of games last year because we have enough dogs on the team. You understand I’m not even a player to be talking crazy or anything like that. Now, when you got some guys on the team that can’t stick up for themselves or you got guys on a team where that’s not in them, you’ve got to become that because they’re going to follow the leader. Not really caring, whatever it is, they’re gonna go do it.”
That inspired a less-than-thrilled social media response from his former teammate, running back Kavosiey Smoke.
“Cmon fam don’t do your teammates like that gang…..we know why we loss and the world know why we lost!!” Smoke tweeted.
Auburn football players cannot go on Cam Newton's show and do what Shedeur Sanders just did
Newton may not be as involved on the Plains as a Charles Barkley but Superman has been at the past two Deep South's Oldest Rivalry matchups against Georgia and reps the orange and blue whenever applicable.
Even if it means telling hard truths about his alma mater.
With the former Heisman winner retiring from football to focus on podcasting, hunting for soundbites is his new focus instead of hunting for touchdowns. He got a major one with Shedeur's callout of his Colorado teammates.
But let's hope no Auburn Tiger ever goes on to Cam's podcast and does anything similar. Newton should be focused on getting any other SEC team, and any other Power Five team in general, to have someone come on and do that instead, though.