Although some thought he could be a replacement in College Station, Dan Lanning isn’t having it.
Lanning completely rubbishes rumors he is leaving Oregon Take over Texas A&M or anywhere else.
“Everything I want is here,” Lanning told producers on monday“I’m not going anywhere. There’s zero chance I’ll coach anywhere else. I have unfinished business here… We have the resources, the tools, anyone who doesn’t understand why you want to be here I don’t know what’s going on here.”
This is Lanning’s second season at Oregon State, where he took over after Mario Cristobal left for Miami. The job is Lanning’s first head coaching job in the league since his last stint as Georgia’s defensive coordinator, where he helped the Bulldogs win a national championship.
Lanning is widely considered a possible replacement at Texas A&M, Just fired Jimbo Fisher on SundayThe Aggies will pay a record $76 million buyout fee to Fisher, who compiled a 45-25 record in six seasons.Fisher led Texas A&M to a 51-10 victory mississippi The day before he was fired, the Aggies were 6-4 on the season. However, this win was only their second in the past five games.
Dan Lanning is once and for all clearing up any rumors about him leaving Oregon State.
“I’m not concerned about getting a better contract. I’m very well taken care of here. … I’m not motivated by that. I’m motivated by winning. I’m motivated by being elite here. .” pic.twitter.com/HX3qjq8OiA
— Matt Prehm (@MattPrehm) November 14, 2023
While Lanning fit in easily at Texas A&M, he had a lot of success in his short time in Eugene. The Ducks are 9-1 on the season and ranked No. 6 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. Lanning has a 19-4 record with the Ducks and does have a chance at a Pac-12 title before they leave the conference and enter the Big Ten next year.
Oregon State will host Arizona State on Saturday before hosting No. 12 Oregon State to close out the regular season.
Lanning’s current contract runs until the 2028 season, with an annual salary of approximately US$7 million, and he also has a buyout fee of US$20 million.
Although he may not stay Oregon Forever — he is only 37, after all, and few coaches would choose to stay in a place like this — Lanning doesn’t want to leave anytime soon. He’s happy with where he is now.
“A lot of coaches … don’t say anything, one because they don’t want to have egg on their face when they decide to do something else and two because they care about things that I don’t care about, like getting a better contract,” Lanning said. “I’ve been very well taken care of at Oregon State. I have the resources here to be really, really successful.
“That’s not what drives me. My drive is winning.”