Oregon’s Dan Lanning shades Deion Sanders: ‘Fighting for clicks’

The irony is obvious.

Oregon State football head coach Dan Lanning criticized Colorado State head coach Deion Sanders during a rousing speech to the team ahead of Saturday afternoon’s highly anticipated matchup at Autzen Stadium.

Sanders’ brash personality and Colorado State’s dramatic transformation received endless coverage after the Buffaloes opened the season with wins over TCU, Nebraska and Colorado State.

“I’m going to talk to Pad today,” Lanning told his team. “I look at my helmet and talk. Always. The Cinderella story is over, dude. They’re fighting for clicks, we’re fighting for wins. There’s a difference. This game is Hollywood Instead of being held in the field, it will be held on the grass.”

Manning, of course, delivered this line in front of the camera, and the clip quickly went viral on social media, getting tons of clicks.

However, this speech seemed to work as the Ducks took a 28-0 lead.

Several Colorado players were recorded stomping on the Oregon State logo on the field before the game.

It looks like head coach Dan Lanning took a few shots at Deion Sanders.
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Dan Lanning gave a speech to Oregon players before the game against Colorado on September 23rd.
Dan Lanning gave a speech to Oregon players before the game against Colorado on September 23rd.
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Sanders and Colorado have become the biggest stories in college football, as Sanders fundamentally changed expectations for the team in his first year on the job.

After winning just one game last year, Sanders has been candid about his team’s plans to overhaul nearly its entire roster and compete with college football’s elite.

This is certainly not the first time drama has erupted between Sanders and another coach.

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Deion Sanders has been the biggest story in college football so far.
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“When you talk to adults, take off your hat and take off your glasses. That’s what my mom taught me,” Rams coach Jay Norvell said before last week’s game against rival Colorado State.

This was a clear shot at Sanders, who often wears sunglasses and a hat as part of his iconic look.

Sanders later said the comment made the matchup “personal.”

A week earlier, Sanders’ son and star quarterback Shedur accused Nebraska coach Matt Rhule of “extreme disrespect.”

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