Dan Lanning after Oregon’s loss to Washington

6th Oregon lost 37-34 to Washington at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. Dan Lanning summarized Ducks’ second loss of the season. Below is an excerpt from Lanning’s post-match press conference. DAN LANNING Opening Statement “We The players played the entire game. Definitely didn’t quit and didn’t throw a towel. You have to give Washington credit. They played the full game and we made more mistakes at the end of the game that hurt us. This game is 100% up to me. Our players put in a lot of effort and kicked a few times in the first half and thought we could move the ball much better in the second half. That said, we couldn’t stop the defense. What we have to attack in the future.” Nick Saban or Kirby Smart told the defensive coordinator who allowed 400 passing yards and a long touchdown. Regarding the message after the match, “The message was ‘I love this team’. We didn’t finish this game the way we wanted it to, but we were a connected team all year round and this outcome hasn’t changed. My love is not based on the outcome of this game. I love the locker room and am proud of it. We didn’t play the way we wanted and it’s really up to me.” Regarding the illegal touch penalty, “I was told the guy was out of bounds. I’d love to hear more details, but it’s just that he came back out of bounds and touched the ball.” Regarding the second guess on the fourth down decision, “We sat in this room and talked as they worked out. Now we’re sitting in this room talking about when they didn’t. Onside (kick), that was my decision. The person moved a little and was not there. We thought it was there earlier in the prep phase. Then you will slip and fall on the fourth down and it will be difficult to switch from that situation. You can look back and say, ‘You have to punt,’ but I think if you download first, you will have a chance to win the game.” About entering the fourth down decision, “We were able to run. The ball was there in the second half and I don’t know if it blocked us a lot there. That’s probably the only negative play of the whole second half in a run game. We felt like we were going to fall forward. We were a team that could consistently get 1-2 yards this year and we couldn’t finish it.” If he scored a field goal, it was decided “if Nix wasn’t injured.” We have prepared a play we like, and it definitely felt like we could potentially win the game. Circumstances changed and our approach changed. “We struggled in the third down defense.” We missed the layup early. I think there was a free runner in the first third down. He has to scramble, play that when he has the chance. It was a bang bang play after a long touchdown. We looked like he was right there, he didn’t play on the ball, and we have to play the ball better in that situation. I think there are times when we have to go and evaluate, not just one thing here and there.” Regarding the halftime protection adjustment, “Setting up a run game in the second half would have given us a little more time.” Bonyx’s decision to return to status “I will always put the health of the players first. At that moment we felt he couldn’t go and wanted him to be evaluated to see where he was actually with him. He came back and asked if he was sure he could go, ‘Coach,’ and the medics said it was ok, so he went back with him.” A full locker room. I think our players are aware of that and this won’t change their approach. ” “I had an idea,” he said, “considering calling a timeout for an early jump ball. Eventually, both teams need to show possession of the ball to get a draw, so I’m sure it’ll get the same result.” You’re playing with the same group and you’re playing with the same plan. Sometimes you have to figure out what you can do better. Obviously we can do better there.”On long drives and high snaps” We were in good order and had a good rhythm. It happens sometimes, but that’s no excuse. Our players were confident in the drive and obviously did a great job in the series. Go back and play this game If you look, you will see many times that we really stopped ourselves, and not necessarily.”
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