Oregon Hires Georgia Defensive Coordinator Dan Lanning As New Head Coach

By Griffin Strom on December 11, 2021 at 5:53 pm
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Oregon's head coaching search has come to an end.

The Ducks have reportedly hired Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning to take over the reins in Eugene after four seasons in the Bulldog program, replacing Mario Cristobal following his five-year run as Oregon head coach.

Cristobal accepted a new position as head coach at Miami (FL) this past Monday, which left a vacancy at his former post at Oregon.

Lanning's Bulldogs, who take on Michigan in a College Football Playoff semifinal matchup at the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31, possess the nation's No. 1 scoring defense (9.5 points per game) and No. 2 total defense (253.2 yards per game) this season.

Oregon went 10-3 during the 2021 regular season, knocking off Ohio State on Sept. 11 but falling to Stanford and suffering two defeats at the hands of Utah, including a loss in the Pac-12 Championship Game. The Ducks are scheduled to take on Oklahoma in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.

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