Following Demetrice Martin’s departure from the Oregon football program to take a job with Michigan State, Lanning is reportedly set to promote multiple members of his staff.
The expected replacement for Martin is the current Oregon safeties coach Chris Hampton. Lanning added Hampton to his staff in 2023 as the safeties coach and the new co-defensive coordinator.
Matt Zenitz of 247sports reported that Hampton has already turned down offers to become the defensive coordinator from multiple power-5 programs.
Prior to joining Oregon’s staff, Hampton was Tulane’s defensive coordinator for the 2021-22 season.
Lanning keeping his job in Eugene, instead of taking offers in College Station or Tuscaloosa, must have created an incentive for his assistants to stay as well.
Eugene is a destination job after all.
Seemingly, offensive coordinator Will Stein is going nowhere soon and will stick around for 2024. However, the upcoming season is still more than seven months away so nothing is certain.
Defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi has shown no signs of leaving Oregon either.
More staff member promotions that Duck fans should keep an eye out for are Rashad Wadood, current grad assistant, and Brian Michalowski, current analyst.
At the beginning of January, Lanning added Taylor Porter as the Ducks’ assistant strength and conditioning coach. Porter was formerly with Michigan State and has experience at the NFL level.