Dan Lanning: ‘No Chance’ He Leaves Oregon?
We know how this stuff works. Jimbo Fisher was fired at Texas A&M and now every prominent coach is going to be asked if they’re leaving so they can coach the Aggies. Dan Lanning has built a hell of a program at Oregon and he did about as good of a job as possible shutting down rumors that he’ll leave.
“Everything I want exists right here,” Lanning told reporters Monday night. “I’m not going anywhere. There’s zero chance that I would be coaching somewhere else. I’ve got unfinished business here. … We have the resources, the tools, anybody that can’t understand why you would want to be at this place, doesn’t understand exactly what exists here.”
“A lot of coaches … don’t say anything, one, because they don’t want egg on their face when they decide to do something else; two, because they’re concerned about things that I’m not concerned about, like getting a better contract,” Lanning said. “I’m taken care of extremely well here at Oregon. I have the resources I need here to be really, really successful.
“I’m not motivated by that. I’m motivated by winning.”
Impressive speech. Very well spoken too. Lanning, 37, is 19-4 during his tenure with Oregon thus far. Prior to taking the job with the Ducks, Lanning was the DC for Kirby Smart at Georgia.
It’s still a fair question just based on recent history. Mario Cristobal left for Miami. Willie Taggert left for Florida State. For now, it seems like Lanning is very happy at Oregon.
Speaking of “egg on your face”, this post seems funny now that we have hindsight bias. Lanning spoke out about teams leaving the Pac 12 and then watched Oregon leave for the Big 10. Point being, things change. Never be too sure of anything in this sport.
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