By STEVEN VAUGHAN, 750 THE GAME
The Ducks bounced back after the loss at Washington two weeks ago with a dominant win over Washington State. The Pac-12 has never been better and it’s proving it this week as the schedule doesn’t get easier. No. 8 Oregon is heading down to Utah to take on the No. 13 Utes.
Dan Lanning joined the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano and talked about the evolution of a football team. Lanning says Utah is a perfect example of how a well-coached team gets better throughout the season.
“That’s really college football in the fact that nobody really looks the same week one that they look week seven or week eight,” Lanning said on 750 The Game. “I think this team is truly that thing. They’ve changed as the season goes on and gotten better. Obviously they always play a physical brand of football. That shines through even more now then it ever has.”
Utah is the two time Pac -2 champions for a reason. They are really good. Lanning knows the Ducks can’t overlook Utah.
“It’s a really impressive group,” said the Ducks head coach. “They’ve always played really good football. And we know they’re even better team when they’re at home. So we’ve got to play our best.”
The Ducks have a shot to make the CFP this season. Lanning says that the team has even better chemistry then they did last season when they won 10 games in Lanning’s first season.
“I’d say we’re a lot more in line this season then we were last season. That’s not anything toward the players as much as it me learning experiencing how to illustrate that vision. How to manage the personalities. There are so many personalities on a football team that makes it a lot different then any other sport.”
Oregon is a 6.5 point favorite on the road at Utah on Saturday according betonline.ag. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. on FOX.
Listen to the full interview with Oregon head football coach Dan Lanning by clicking the podcast below. Catch the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano weekdays 3-6 p.m. in Portland exclusively on 750 The Game.