EUGENE, OREGON - SEPTEMBER 16: Head Coach Dan Lanning of the Oregon Ducks looks on from the sideline during the first half of the game against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Autzen Stadium on September 16, 2023 in Eugene, Oregon.
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Dan Lanning's Pregame Speech Tore Deion Sanders and Colorado to Shreds

Oregon head coach Dan Lanning's pregame speech motivates Ducks to 35-0 halftime lead over Deion Sanders, Colorado

The Oregon Ducks and Colorado Buffaloes matchup is finally here, and videos of Ducks head coach Dan Lanning pregame are surfacing that take definite cheap shots at the Buffaloes and head coach Deion Sanders.

"Rooted in substance, not flash. Rooted in substance," Lanning starts.

"Today, we talk with our pads. You talk with your helmet, right? Every moment. The Cinderella story is over, man. Right? They're fighting for clicks; we're fighting for wins—there's a difference, right? There's a difference. This game ain't going to be played in Hollywood; it's going to be played on the grass, right? It's going to be played on the grass."

Lanning finishes by saying, "Let's go!" as the team huddles.

Certainly some shots in there about "Coach Prime" and his program ahead of their road matchup in Eugene.

Leading up to the game, Lanning was asked to clarify his preseason comments about the Buffaloes leaving the Pac-12 and his comments about them not winning anything.

"I'm trying to remember what they won to affect this conference ... I don't remember them winning anything," Lanning said.

Then, just a few days ago, Lanning said the following:

"I don't regret anything I've said on behalf of this program," Lanning told reporters. "At the end of the day, obviously, I wasn't talking about Deion's team. I'm talking about the past and the future for our team. But if that serves as material for them, great. I don't think it's going to have any bearing on the game."

As this video made the rounds, it was at halftime, and Oregon, who are 21 or 21.5-point favorites depending on which sportsbook you look at, was leading 35-0.

Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders has completed just seven of 12 passes for 37 yards with three minutes left in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Ducks quarterback Bo Nix has completed 17 of 19 passes for 167 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.

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