Oregon football coach Dan Lanning appears to be content in Eugene.
Following the firing of Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M, there was some initial buzz that Lanning could be a potential candidate for the job opening. But, wasting no time, Lanning put an end to that speculation.
Lanning shut down any speculation by denying any potential interest in taking the Texas A&M job saying there was “zero chance” he would be leaving the Ducks.
“I’m not going anywhere — there’s zero chance I will be coaching somewhere else,” Lanning said. I’ve got unfinished business here.”
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The 37-year-old Lanning has led the Ducks to a 9-1 start in his second season at the helm and has his team positioned in the driver’s seat to reach the Pac-12 Championship Game and potential berth in the College Football Playoff.
Prior to joining Oregon, Lanning served as the defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach at Georgia from 2018-21, winning the national championship after an undefeated season in his final year.
Now, any coach can deny interest in a job opening, but Lanning seemed very adamant that he is happy at Oregon. And, quite frankly, he should be because it is undoubtedly a better job than Texas A&M at this point in their trajectories.
The Ducks are flying high, while the Aggies are in search of an identity.
Other names that have initially been linked to the Aggies head coaching vacancy are the one and only Lane Kiffin, Florida State’s Mike Norvell, Washington’s Kalen DeBoer, Duke’s Mike Elko, and even Coach Prime out in Colorado.