Sources close to the OU Athletic Department report that they plan to hire Dan Lanning (Georgia's DC) to fill their Head Coaching Position. Announcements will be made Sunday with a Press Conference to follow on Monday 12/6.
Re: That would be great news for us, but, given your 28% pulse
Dec 1, 2021, 9:51 AM
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but TNet users don’t tend to like information that doesn’t fit their narrative or opinion. IE my pulse due to me being correct about Lynn J missing games for disciplinary issues.
I actually wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up being Stoops. He seems to be awfully happy to be back there again and they know what they’re getting with him. Maybe retirement wasn’t all it was cracked up to be or his reason for leaving is now over. This interim thing was pretty brilliant because it lets him take a test drive and gives them more time to try and snag someone from another program. Mack Brown did it.
He is correct on The Athletic, I am a subscriber too and a very low poster. Basically I don’t think it will be BV either. He is out their doing his job for Clemson and still making a VERY strong impression on recruits. The coaching staff are dotting their i’s and crossing their t’s with those who have committed and apparently reaching out to others they aren’t telling about.
If Coach V wanted the job, I hope it is untrue because he deserves a HC job at a big gig if that is what he wants. It is pretty selfish of fans and supporters to wish otherwise. That being said, it makes perfect sense that OU would go after Lanning.
Think about it. He is a good DC with a traditionally nationally ranked team in one of the strongest conferences and may be playing for a natty in a few weeks. With OU going to the SEC, Lanning can make the move for the team much easier as he is familiar with some of the teams OU will be playing and recruiting against, not to mention all the politics associated with the league. I think it would be a brilliant hire unless they can hire a winning HC from a SEC team. Of course, BV has done well recruiting against the SEC and he has done darn well at putting his defense up against the SEC teams. But he lacks that day in day out familiarity of the SEC which OU may need in its transition to the SEC.