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c5vetman

Extra Point Club
LOL Talk about missing the boat... I found this online this morning...

BREAKING: Oklahoma Names Dan Lanning New Head Football Coach

Lanning is touted as one of the rising stars in the profession, and his Georgia defense has dominated college football this season.

Oklahoma’s week-long coaching search has come to a close.

OU athletic director Joe Castiglione will name Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning as the next head coach for the Sooners.

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Lanning, just a 35-year-old, has had a meteoric rise through the coaching ranks, landing him in Norman in charge of one of the biggest brands in college football.

Born in Kansas City, Lanning played linebacker at William Jewell College from 2004-2007 before working his way through the coaching ranks.

Out of William Jewell, he spent three seasons at Park Hill South High School before getting his shot on a college staff.

Lanning then spent one year at Pittsburgh as a graduate assistant in 2011 under then-head coach Todd Graham before following Graham to Arizona State for the next two seasons.

He then went to Sam Houston State for a year, serving as the defensive backs coach in 2014 before landing as a graduate assistant at Alabama in 2015.

Lanning got his first major chance to impress a season later, where he served as the inside linebackers coach in 2016 and 2017 before arriving at Georgia in 2018.

After spending a season as the outside linebackers coach, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart promoted Lanning to the defensive coordinator in 2019, the post he’s excelled at since.

This year, Lanning has led college football’s best defense, as the Bulldogs are holding opponents to an NCAA-best 6.92 points per game. Georgia also boasts the No. 1-ranked total defense, allowing just 230.8 yards per game this year.

More than just a stellar defensive mind, Lanning has already built a reputation for being one of the most energetic and effective recruiters in the country.

Georgia currently has the No. 2-ranked recruiting class per Sports Illustrated All-American, and Lanning has earned the commitments of five defensive prospects rated in the top 100 by 247 Sports.

Young and hungry, Lanning could be equipped to pick up right where Lincoln Riley left off on the recruiting trail, but he brings other assets to the table which Castiglione hopes will take OU’s program even higher.

Though he brings no prior head coaching experience to the table, just like Riley did when he took over, Lanning’s defensive background should bring an element of toughness to the table that Riley’s teams lacked.

Pair that with his firsthand knowledge of the SEC, and the Sooners may be better prepared to jump conferences and still find success in the SEC in the coming years.

Besides, it’s hard to imagine Bob Stoops will just fade to the background after the bowl game. Lanning will have the College Football Hall of Famers to lean on, just as Riley did five years ago.

Now, Lanning must hit the recruiting trail, as the Sooners still have members of the 2022 class he must convince to stay aboard, plus Lanning must get to work meeting the current OU roster as he will look to keep as many current players out of the transfer portal as possible heading into next season.

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Brandon Van de Graaff

A defensive deity, inventor of the Concussion.
Ivory Club
LOL Talk about missing the boat... I found this online this morning...

BREAKING: Oklahoma Names Dan Lanning New Head Football Coach

Lanning is touted as one of the rising stars in the profession, and his Georgia defense has dominated college football this season.

Oklahoma’s week-long coaching search has come to a close.

OU athletic director Joe Castiglione will name Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning as the next head coach for the Sooners.

Lands' End Velvet Flannel Solid Duvet Cover, Blue, Full/Queen
AdKohl's

Lanning, just a 35-year-old, has had a meteoric rise through the coaching ranks, landing him in Norman in charge of one of the biggest brands in college football.

Born in Kansas City, Lanning played linebacker at William Jewell College from 2004-2007 before working his way through the coaching ranks.

Out of William Jewell, he spent three seasons at Park Hill South High School before getting his shot on a college staff.

Lanning then spent one year at Pittsburgh as a graduate assistant in 2011 under then-head coach Todd Graham before following Graham to Arizona State for the next two seasons.

He then went to Sam Houston State for a year, serving as the defensive backs coach in 2014 before landing as a graduate assistant at Alabama in 2015.

Lanning got his first major chance to impress a season later, where he served as the inside linebackers coach in 2016 and 2017 before arriving at Georgia in 2018.

After spending a season as the outside linebackers coach, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart promoted Lanning to the defensive coordinator in 2019, the post he’s excelled at since.

This year, Lanning has led college football’s best defense, as the Bulldogs are holding opponents to an NCAA-best 6.92 points per game. Georgia also boasts the No. 1-ranked total defense, allowing just 230.8 yards per game this year.

More than just a stellar defensive mind, Lanning has already built a reputation for being one of the most energetic and effective recruiters in the country.

Georgia currently has the No. 2-ranked recruiting class per Sports Illustrated All-American, and Lanning has earned the commitments of five defensive prospects rated in the top 100 by 247 Sports.

Young and hungry, Lanning could be equipped to pick up right where Lincoln Riley left off on the recruiting trail, but he brings other assets to the table which Castiglione hopes will take OU’s program even higher.

Though he brings no prior head coaching experience to the table, just like Riley did when he took over, Lanning’s defensive background should bring an element of toughness to the table that Riley’s teams lacked.

Pair that with his firsthand knowledge of the SEC, and the Sooners may be better prepared to jump conferences and still find success in the SEC in the coming years.

Besides, it’s hard to imagine Bob Stoops will just fade to the background after the bowl game. Lanning will have the College Football Hall of Famers to lean on, just as Riley did five years ago.

Now, Lanning must hit the recruiting trail, as the Sooners still have members of the 2022 class he must convince to stay aboard, plus Lanning must get to work meeting the current OU roster as he will look to keep as many current players out of the transfer portal as possible heading into next season.

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I’d guess they had the article prewritten and accidentally submitted it. But, they do write those things in advance in cases like that (and sit in them) and Lanning was a finalist.
 

rocknthefreeworld

Century Club
Mario leaving Oregon for Miami is a bad decision imho.

Miami reportedly offering Radakovich $3.1m to become the AD. That's basically what Manny was getting paid. Where did Miami get all this extra $$
I posted earlier. Their UHealth system made $400 million profit during covid. That appears to have given them the desire to spend a little more now. So on the backs of the sick, the dying, and the healthcare workers.
 

alabamajack

Sideline Club
Just out of curiosity I guess, but of out of all the coaches that have changed schools, which one do you think will have the quickest turnaround and secondly, suppose Alabama was looking for a coach. Which one do you think would have been the best choice
 

50+yeartidefan

Touchdown Club
Mario leaving Oregon for Miami is a bad decision imho.

Miami reportedly offering Radakovich $3.1m to become the AD. That's basically what Manny was getting paid. Where did Miami get all this extra $$
Just out of curiosity I guess, but of out of all the coaches that have changed schools, which one do you think will have the quickest turnaround and secondly, suppose Alabama was looking for a coach. Which one do you think would have been the best choice
Good topic....after January.....

I will be surprised if Kelly fits in-at LSU... I know those people...he ain't their type

If nick left todaay...
I woudnt take any in recent carousel


I would go after josh mcDanial ...OC of Patriots
He probably wouldn’t come to college ball.....but...
 

alabamajack

Sideline Club
Good topic....after January.....

I will be surprised if Kelly fits in-at LSU... I know those people...he ain't their type

If nick left todaay...
I woudnt take any in recent carousel


I would go after josh mcDanial ...OC of Patriots
He probably wouldn’t come to college ball.....but...
If I had to pick, I guess I would pick Napier. I agree, Kelly does not fit at LSU. Riley and Mario's teams are too soft.
 

Brandon Van de Graaff

A defensive deity, inventor of the Concussion.
Ivory Club
Just out of curiosity I guess, but of out of all the coaches that have changed schools, which one do you think will have the quickest turnaround and secondly, suppose Alabama was looking for a coach. Which one do you think would have been the best choice

1. Riley should be able to turn things around at USC very quickly because of recruiting and transfers to go along with some pieces in place. Plus, he's in a weak ass conference and his biggest threat just lost their HC (if Oregon brings Chip Kelly back, that could be intriguing though).

2. Brian Kelly at LSU is in a similar situation... will be able to recruit talent quickly and LSU already has some pieces. Problem there is, he's going to have to battle more on and off the field for the wins than Riley.

3. Napier at FL is a bit high risk/high reward, IMO. But, I do think he was worth taking a chance on. He will recruit his ass off and he's a well respected coach who runs his program(s) very similar to how Saban does (some talk about it, he does it). Shouldn't take him long at all to get UF in the thick if it. And if he does well there, he will be a top target to replace Saban when the time comes.

4. Mario will transform Miami's roster in the next 2-3 years, but will still struggle when it comes to winning big games.

5. I'm intrigued with Venables at OU. If I was a Sooner fan, I'd have felt much better about the hire if they were staying in the Big 12. He's going to have to have a great OC IMO, Lebby would fit that bill. But even then, I'm not sure he's going to be able to recruit at the level needed to fight the big boys week to week in the SEC. And we really don't know anything about his gameday coaching as a HC.... could turn out to be really good, but also could be really bad. Just a complete unknown there, and there's usually a good amount of learning on the job that has to come with that. The SEC isn't a great place for that.


As I've said numerous times, as of now, I'd love for it to work out for Matt Rhule to jump back to college when Saban retires. I think he's fantastic and would do really, really well in Tuscaloosa. The Napier option is certainly worth keeping an eye on too though if he's successful in Gainesville.
 

alabamajack

Sideline Club
1. Riley should be able to turn things around at USC very quickly because of recruiting and transfers to go along with some pieces in place. Plus, he's in a weak ass conference and his biggest threat just lost their HC (if Oregon brings Chip Kelly back, that could be intriguing though).

2. Brian Kelly at LSU is in a similar situation... will be able to recruit talent quickly and LSU already has some pieces. Problem there is, he's going to have to battle more on and off the field for the wins than Riley.

3. Napier at FL is a bit high risk/high reward, IMO. But, I do think he was worth taking a chance on. He will recruit his ass off and he's a well respected coach who runs his program(s) very similar to how Saban does (some talk about it, he does it). Shouldn't take him long at all to get UF in the thick if it. And if he does well there, he will be a top target to replace Saban when the time comes.

4. Mario will transform Miami's roster in the next 2-3 years, but will still struggle when it comes to winning big games.

5. I'm intrigued with Venables at OU. If I was a Sooner fan, I'd have felt much better about the hire if they were staying in the Big 12. He's going to have to have a great OC IMO, Lebby would fit that bill. But even then, I'm not sure he's going to be able to recruit at the level needed to fight the big boys week to week in the SEC. And we really don't know anything about his gameday coaching as a HC.... could turn out to be really good, but also could be really bad. Just a complete unknown there, and there's usually a good amount of learning on the job that has to come with that. The SEC isn't a great place for that.


As I've said numerous times, as of now, I'd love for it to work out for Matt Rhule to jump back to college when Saban retires. I think he's fantastic and would do really, really well in Tuscaloosa. The Napier option is certainly worth keeping an eye on too though if he's successful in Gainesville.
I agree with all of this. Especially #5. If you can't recruit in the SEC, more often than not, you are not going to have a very good team. Haven't thought about Rhule, but that would be an interesting hire if he could bring in some top notch recruiters and coordinatord
 

planomateo

Scholarship Club
Transfer portal has changed the game by speeding up the timeframe for a HC to building a team, but also puts coaches under a bit more pressure to succeed.

At the end of the day building a team through the portal is a gamble imho.
 
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