Former Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning was introduced as the new head coach of the Oregon Ducks on Monday. “He will a tremendous head coach for the University of Oregon,” Athletic Director Rob Mullens said at the press conference, per The Oregonian.

It’s Lanning’s first head position, though he offered a bit of pushback on that point.

“I’ve been a head coach before,” he started. “When I was in high school I coached a 3rd-grade basketball team, we were damn good.”

Lanning had served as a Georgia assistant coach since 2018. Asked what led him to Oregon, he said it was the commitment.

“There is a team here that I feel really strong about, there’s an alignment here that I feel strong about,” Lanning said. “The resources, the support from the administration, the fact that this place is a perennial winner, Eugene and this community, its fan base—it’s a place that I can say I’m going to be proud to raise my family. A place that takes tremendous pride in their program. Those things all matter to me.”

“My job here is to build a winner and this is not going to be a one-hit wonder. … This program is staged to compete and to win championships. We won’t shy from expectations and our goal is to compete for national championships here. But I won’t sit here and spend all my time talking about national championships. We’re going to be methodical in our approach. We’re going to focus on the process. We’re going to compete to a standard every day, the Oregon standard. We will build on the foundation that has already been established here and we will create those championships teams.”