New Oregon coach Dan Lanning is making it clear what his priority is when it comes to the Ducks’ coaching staff: Recruiting.
Offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, who was previously at UCLA, got a two–year show-cause order in 2016 for arranging training services and housing for two recruits worth $2,400 that he paid for outside of NCAA rules.
Defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi had “issues” at Washington and was accused of allegedly paying $4,500 to an associate of a recruit. The matter was ultimately dismissed. USC refused to let Steve Sarkisian hire Lupoi because of the allegations.
Lanning has an “SEC mentality” according to one Pac-12 coach. Oregon might think it is the only way to properly combat the money and glitz of USC/Lincoln Riley. There’s obviously no cause for pause when it comes to hiring Klemm and Lupoi.