Dan Lanning addressed the media on Monday as Oregon prepares to embark on training camp. He understandably touched on the topic of Colorado’s decision to depart the Pac-12 for the Big 12, but it’s not a decision he’s going to lose any sleep over.

Lanning slammed the overall Pac-12 performance of the Buffs while admitting he didn’t have “a big reaction” to the move.

“Not a big reaction. I’m trying to remember when, what they won to affect this conference and I don’t remember,” said Lanning. “Do you remember them winning anything? I don’t remember them winning anything.”

While Lanning’s comments will certainly draw a reaction, it’s hard to discount his assessment. Colorado joined the Pac-12 prior to the 2011 season, and the Buffs have just two winning seasons since then. One of those winning seasons came via a 4-2 record in the COVID-shortened 2020 season.

Then again, it’s worth noting Deion Sanders was brought in to help turn those types of records around, but Colorado’s Pac-12 tenure has truly been far from memorable.

Oregon vs. Colorado

Lanning’s comments certainly set the stage for what should be a spicy matchup between Coach Prime’s Colorado program and the Ducks this season. Sanders’ Pac-12 opener is against none other than Oregon in a Sept. 23 matchup at Autzen Stadium.

The Ducks should be heavy favorites when that game rolls around, but we’ll see if there’s any additional drama following Lanning’s shade of the Buffs.