Does Oregon Have a New “Saban” in Dan Lanning?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

I know, the title above shouts “tap-the-brakes,” yet Duck fans would admit they like what they see about Coach Dan Lanning, but we also know this is clearly a “honeymoon” period for the new coach. We can’t get too far out in front of our skis in our excitement, (enough clichés’ yet?) as I was pondering about our coach in …

Will Coach Lanning Duplicate Georgia’s Leadership Program?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Kirk Herbstreit recently stated that, “Georgia leadership is why the Bulldogs finished on top,” and while I’ve written about the building of connections among the players, this internal growth of leaders within a team can certainly determine their ultimate results. Every coach at every level will refer to the importance of leaders on the team, and we have witnessed Oregon …

Learning About Lanning: “This is a VERY HARD Program”

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

We’ve covered quite a few aspects of the Georgia program over the last month that Coach Dan Lanning will be integrating into his version of the 2022 Oregon Ducks. Something came up often about the Bulldog program that I think Oregon fans need to be aware of due to implications in several directions. I refer to how even Dawg fans …

Learning About Lanning: Georgia’s 2021 Secret to Success

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

This is another article in a series covering unique aspects Coach Dan Lanning will unfold at Oregon, and each article has had separate interesting subjects. We will cover some interesting mind-sets that Coach Lanning has acquired from Kirby Smart (and indirectly from Nick Saban), and we will look at what many analysts now believe is “the” secret to Georgia’s success …

Analysis: Is Dan Lanning an Upgrade from Mario Cristobal?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Coach Cristobal always said that when a coach leaves, it gives him an opportunity to “upgrade” at that coaching position. My question to all my FishDuck Friends is, “did Athletic Director Rob Mullens make an upgrade hire of Dan Lanning replacing Mario Cristobal, or not?” It is a fair question, and makes me wonder about what the odds are that …