Oregon coach Dan Lanning on Colorado: 'They're fighting for clicks, we're fighting for wins'

Before Oregon's game against Colorado on Saturday, coach Dan Lanning did not hold back in his pregame speech.

Colorado's surprising 3-0 start in its first season with new coach Deion Sanders has made headlines in the sports world. In 2022, the Buffaloes only won one game.

Sanders, who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, changed everything about the Colorado team when he moved there from Jackson State.

The whole process was shared on social media.Before the game started, Lanning told his team in the locker room that Colorado was "fighting for clicks" while the Ducks were "fighting for wins."

He kept going after that. Lanning said that his team is "rooted in substance, not flash," and he predicted that Colorado's "Cinderella story" would end on Saturday at Autzen Stadium.

"Men, the story of Cinderella is over. They're trying to get more clicks, while we're trying to win. It's not the same. Hollywood isn't going to play this game. Lanning said, "It will be played on the grass."

Lanning, who is 37 years old, is in his second season at Oregon. Before that, he was the defensive coordinator at Georgia. In his first year on the job, the Ducks went 10-3.

Lanning was asked about Colorado leaving the Pac-12 for the Big 12 during the off-season. Even back then, he didn't hold back.

Lanning said, "I'm trying to remember what they won that changed this conference, but I can't." "Do you remember anything they won? I don't think they ever won anything."

Those comments were made before Oregon agreed to join the Big Ten, but they still showed that Lanning wasn't afraid to say what he thought.


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