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3 reasons Dan Lanning would take Kansas job, 3 reasons he wouldn't

SystemSystem Posts: 4,306 admin
edited April 2021 in Article commenting
image3 reasons Dan Lanning would take Kansas job, 3 reasons he wouldn't

Georgia football has a tremendous defensive coordinator in Dan Lanning, and other programs like Kansas have noticed, showing interest in him for the head coaching job

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  • SmartsTheManSmartsTheMan Posts: 1,108 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I just can't see Lanning at Kansas. I think Championships will trump going home.

    I think it would be a mistake to leave for anything short of a top 20 job. And he will get that offer soon enough...

  • ftworthdawgftworthdawg Posts: 617 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Lanning will be a good HC, but is this the right time or place to start? I don't think he takes the job if offered. He can afford to wait on a better gig.

  • BassDawgBassDawg Posts: 123 ✭✭✭ Junior

    He's like number 3 or 4 on their list so don't think he is going anywhere this year.

  • BassDawgBassDawg Posts: 123 ✭✭✭ Junior

    As of 2 days ago here is HC list and Coordinator list

    HC: Emmett Jones, Army’s Jeff Monken, Buffalo’s Lance Leipold, Tulane’s Willie Fritz and Eastern Michigan’s Chris Creighton

    Coord: Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning, Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko, Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Manning and Illinois associate head coach Kevin Kane

  • MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'd be super surprised if Lanning leaves for Kansas. 2021 is a BIG opportunity for the Dawgs and coach Lanning to be part of making it a statement and very special season.

    However, having said that Saban goes through this revolving carousel of coaches nearly every season and still manages to win Championships. Kirby will need to learn to do the same. SO, if Lanning does leave then he'd better already have a near-sure replacement in mind.

  • stonestone Posts: 399 ✭✭✭ Junior

    If offered he should take the position. It would be a huge career boost for him with little downside. This would be a better job than a group of 5, HC position. I do not think he will be offered. His resume is extremely thin. Yes, he is the DC for a very good football team but not a championship team. He has limited experience. He is not a Tucker or a Smart. The idea he is going to be offered a top 20 job is absurd.

  • BubbaBillBubbaBill Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Do not fear....they will pick Jeff Monken or Kevin Kane. Trust me Dawg fans. Go Dawgs!!!

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 21,951 mod

    Or he could stay on, possibly win a title with the dawgs this year, and then get that top 20 gig. This is a bad take.

  • Bigjohnson92Bigjohnson92 Posts: 564 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    These assistants look better than they are coaching the talent that Kirby has assembled. The wake up call starts quickly when they take the field with a roster of 2 and 3 star guys. Then everyone gets to see how good of a coach they are. Most O and D schemes will work in college and the pros with talented personnel.

  • GardenDawgGardenDawg Posts: 289 ✭✭✭ Junior

    KU is a basketball school, always has been and always will.

    Just to form a picture reference, Memorial Stadium holds 8000 LESS than Bobby Dodd!

    Win at UGA, cash in on a bigger prize next year!

  • okcdawgokcdawg Posts: 14 ✭ Freshman

    It's hard to put into words how bad the Kansas football program has been, is, and looks to be for the foreseeable future. No facilities, no money, no fans, no donors, no tradition, no interest or support from the school admin., AD, & students. All of that goes to basketball. The Kansas football HC position is a career killer. There are many group of 5 schools that would be a step, or more, above Kansas football. At age 35, wait, have 1 more successful season as our DC, and there will be better opportunities than this available to Lanning a year from now.

  • reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 2,040 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    You just never know what's in a coaches heart. He may want to go to KU because it is so bad a football school and if he loves that area so much he may just be zealous enough to believe it's his calling to turn it into at least something competitive and relevant. On second thought, Nah!

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