Oregon football is hoping to have more success in 2022 than it did to end the 2021 season and with Dan Lanning in charge, anything is possible.
Changes have come to Eugene this offseason with the departure of Mario Cristobal and the hiring of Georgia’s national title-winning defensive coordinator Dan Lanning to be Oregon football’s next coach.
With Lanning now on campus trying to piece together a roster for the 2022 season, there are some rather high expectations for next year. The Ducks may have finished on a sour note, losing three of their final four games to finish 10-4 overall but Lanning is a brilliant defensive mind who hired an excellent staff and there are key players returning.
Oregon will be one of the few contenders for the Pac-12 title next season along with USC, UCLA, and Utah. The league might be slightly more competitive with Chip Kelly, Kyle Whittingham, and Lincoln Riley all coaching contenders.
Lanning will have his work cut out for him, but he knows what it takes to win big games and he’ll have the Ducks ready to take on his former team when the season opens in Atlanta.
Will Oregon defy the odds and make a playoff push in 2022? I’m not so sure I’d go that far, but a New Year’s Six bowl would be a huge success.
Let’s predict each game on the Ducks’ 2022 schedule.