The University of Oregon joined the college football coaching carousel earlier this month when Mario Cristobal leaves the team to land the top job at his alma mater, the University of Miami. After a search that lasted less than a week, it seemed that the Ducks had their people.
According to a report by Chip Towers of Constitution Atlanta Journal on Friday, the team made the decision to hire Georgia’s defensive coordinator, Dan Lanning. After that, there were conflicting reports as to whether a deal had actually been done, but on Saturday afternoon, The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman confirmed that Lanning would be joining Eugene.
JUDGEMENT: According to sources, UGA DC Dan Lanning will be the next head coach at Oregon. AJC’s Chip Towers first reported the move.
– Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 11, 2021
It was an exciting hire for Oregon, as Lanning was never a head coach in his football career. However, he has established himself as one of the best defensive minds in the sport, someone who has had coaching experience under Nick Saban and Kirby Smart. After spending a year as Georgia’s outfield coach, Lanning was named the program’s defensive coordinator in 2019, and during his time at the helm, the Bulldogs presumably had a way of defending. most ferocious in the sport. In particular, this season, it has been difficult to move the ball and score into the Georgia defence: the team topped the nation in scoring defense, second in total defense, and third on the ability to pass and defend hastily.
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