Although he’s been linked as a potential substitute in Faculty Station, Dan Lanning isn’t having it.
Lanning fully shot down rumors that he’d go away Oregon to take over at Texas A&M, or wherever else for that matter.
“Every part I would like exists proper right here,” Lanning informed reporters on Monday. “I am not going wherever. There’s zero probability that I might be teaching some place else. I’ve bought unfinished enterprise right here … We now have the assets, the instruments, anyone that may’t perceive why you’ll wish to be at this place, would not perceive precisely what exists right here.”
Lanning is in his second season at Oregon, the place he took over after Mario Cristobal went to Miami. The job is Lanning’s first head teaching gig within the league after he final served as Georgia’s defensive coordinator — the place he helped the Bulldogs win a nationwide title.
Lanning has been broadly thought-about as a potential substitute at Texas A&M, which simply fired Jimbo Fisher on Sunday. The Aggies pays Fisher, who went 45-25 in six seasons, a report $76 million buyout. Fisher had led Texas A&M to a 51-10 win over Mississippi State the day earlier than he was fired, which introduced the Aggies to 6-4 on the season. That win, although, was simply their second within the final 5 video games.
Dan Lanning fully shuts down any rumor of him leaving Oregon.
“I am not involved about getting a greater contract. I am taken care of extraordinarily effectively right here. …I’m not motivated by that. I’m motivated by successful. I’m motivated by being elite right here.” pic.twitter.com/HX3qjq8OiA
— Matt Prehm (@MattPrehm) November 14, 2023
Although it’s simple to see Lanning becoming in at Texas A&M, he’s had loads of success in his brief time in Eugene. The Geese are 9-1 this season and have been ranked No. 6 within the newest Faculty Soccer Playoff rankings. Lanning has a 19-4 report with the Geese, and he has an actual shot at a Pac-12 title earlier than they go away the convention for the Large Ten subsequent yr.
Oregon will tackle Arizona State subsequent on Saturday earlier than internet hosting No. 12 Oregon State to shut out the common season.
Lanning is at present beneath contract by means of the 2028 season, and is making about $7 million yearly. He has a $20 million buyout.
Whereas he could not keep at Oregon without end — he’s solely 37, in spite of everything, and only a few coaches elect to remain in a single place like that — Lanning doesn’t wish to make a transfer anytime quickly. He’s very content material the place he’s.
“Loads of coaches … do not say something, one, as a result of they do not need egg on their face after they determine to do one thing else; two, as a result of they’re involved about issues that I am not involved about, like getting a greater contract,” Lanning mentioned. “I am taken care of extraordinarily effectively right here at Oregon. I’ve the assets I want right here to be actually, actually profitable.
“I am not motivated by that. I am motivated by successful.”