Dan Lanning couldn’t say enough good things about Arizona’s offense when he met with reporters Monday night to preview the Oregon Ducks’ Week 6 opponent.

No. 12 Oregon (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) faces Arizona (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) in Tucson on Saturday, and Lanning broke down the game Monday evening. He also offered a recap of the Stanford win. Here’s everything he said, with video of the press conference at the bottom.

Opening statement

“Fun to come off of a big win. I’ve talked about it before, I think there’s a lot of things that I think we can improve on. I’m gonna move quickly here. It’s a quick turnaround when you have a night game. Quickly moving into a good team in Arizona. I think they have some of the best talent, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Coach (Jedd) Fisch does a really good job of mixing up looks. They have really talented wideouts. (Their) quarterback’s playing at a really high level right now. They present a unique challenge for us and we’re excited to get down to Tucson and attack them.”

On what he learned about the team against Stanford

“I mean it’s a continually growing process for us. Overall I think we can see that we can win in a variety of ways. We ran the ball really well and didn’t connect on some of the shots we had downfield that we had done the week before. The fact that we can be a team that does those things in a variety of ways and still have success, I think that’s a positive for us. You can’t take away one thing and limit our ability to be successful.

“Still want to see that sustained focus, that level of play through four quarters, and it really doesn’t matter who’s on the field for us. That standard doesn’t change. I want to see us continue to develop our roster where we can play at a high level throughout the game. But we’re getting there, and we’re building.”

On how they slow Jayden de Laura

“I think this is maybe the most talented team we’ve played so far at wideout. They have really, really talented wideouts, but I think this quarterback really can play well. He throws lasers. He throws the ball on rhythm, on a dart, and he doesn’t need a big window to be able to attack. He’s able to extend plays with his feet. This is a really good challenge for us. There hasn’t been a lot of teams that have really slowed them down offensively. They only maybe hurt themselves a couple of times, to be honest. They’ve done a really good job. They get the ball downfield. They take long shots, so this’ll be a really good challenge.”

On Bo Nix

“I mean, knowing Bo and going against Bo for a long time myself and then Coach (Kenny) Dillingham’s familiarity with Bo, we knew how athletic Bo is. He’s really talented. He’s probably as fast a quarterback as there is out there. The guy runs really well and made some really good decisions there on Saturday. Put himself in positions where he can run with the ball, but he’s done that consistently this season. No surprise for anybody in our building.”

On the sideline scuffle at the end of the first half

“I think everybody understands it’s not what we want to do. Everybody wants to protect their teammates and you operate in moments of passion, but there’s certain ways you handle situations and certain ways you don’t and that’s one that we don’t want for us. It didn’t help us. There’s no benefit there. We absolutely addressed it.”

On if they have the team that can identify and correct the issues causing in-game penalties

“We’ve got to improve at it, and we will. We’re working on it. There’s accountabilities for every single penalty we had today at practice, there will continue to be, and we’ll keep growing from it. But we can’t be a team that has self-inflicted wounds and have the success that we want to do.”

On Bennett Williams

“Bennett is a really intelligent player. I think he understands what we’re trying to do on the field from a schematic standpoint, and then he’s played with (physicality). We challenged him early this season to play with a brand of physicality there on the perimeter and he’s done that. He’s tackled well, done a good job of getting off perimeter blocks, and I think that showed up in this last game.”

On what might have been done different in practice to address the penalties

“We’re just having another standard of accountability when that happens in practice — making sure to identify it right away. We have officials at every single one of our practices. They throw flags just like you’d throw in a game. We have to coach those moments.”

On Justin Flowe’s status

“I think things are trending in the right direction for Justin.”

On getting younger offensive linemen into the game and their play

“You grow through experience. So the opportunity to get on the field and get better, that’s going to happen through live reps and you’d like to think you have those in practice but it’s even easier to see them in-game. There are some positives and negatives on both ends of that.

“We rushed for a ton of yards in the game the other night. I know Coach (Adrian) Klemm and Coach Dillingham will tell you we can do a lot of things better on the offensive line. They didn’t necessarily feel like that was our best block game up front. That being said, they’ve had a lot of success all year. They’ve done a really good job all year. Seeing some of the young guys step in and do the same reps that we do in practice and see those show up on the field is really good for us.”

On the deep shots that didn’t connect

“The ball has to be thrown earlier. We don’t want to put the ball in jeopardy, if they’re in a position to get their hands on it at the end, that’s not something we want.”

On how the Ducks have handled success

“Continue to keep the main thing the main thing. Playing Oregon, not really an opponent, and that’s our goal is to keep improving for us because we want to be the best version of us at the end of the year.”

On Noah Sewell’s recent play

“He’s making the plays that come his way. You can’t force yourself to make plays and operate outside the system. Noah’s doing a good job of taking the plays that come his direction. I think he would tell you there are some things that he’s improved on. I think he’d also tell you there’s a lot of stuff he can continue to work at. He’s a good player, and when the ball comes his way and he’s in a situation where he can make a play, he’s going to.”

On the pass rush in recent weeks

“Yeah, at the end of the day, a lot of that’s always going to be based on the team that we’re playing, who the quarterback is that we’re playing, the front that we’re going against. Some games are going to set up nicer and put yourself in a position where you can actually have more plays on the quarterback and get home a little bit more. Teams that are gonna stay in the pocket and throw the ball in a traditional set or obviously this last game was a slow-mesh play they run, if it’s not run and it’s not thrown early, then there’s going to be a chance for a sack. I think you saw some of that play out.

“It’s based on opponent, it’s based a little bit on the schematics, and then it’s based on guys winning one-on-ones up front. I thought some of our movements up front were the best that they’ve been this season, where we were able to play with active hands and be able to win our one-on-one battles. That stuck out.”

On Christian Gonzalez, Khamari Terrill, and JJ Greenfield

“Both those guys if they put in the work in practice, it’s something where it’s going to get an opportunity to show up in a game, and they’ve earned our trust. As they continue to develop and get better and better, they’re going to get more opportunities. But yeah, I thought Christian did a good job in his reps that he had. I think he’d like to have that penalty back. Not something that’s necessary for him. But it’s always good for him to get some challenges and opportunities to play the ball.”

On whether there have been any differences for the team since classes began

“We’ve certainly talked about class and how it’s going. It’s probably too early to assess a big difference just with last week being that first week for us. We’ll have to continue to see how we manage our time moving forward, but I think our guys have done a good job of that.”

On Casey Rogers

“Casey’s trustworthy. He’s a coach out there on the field. He has a clear expectation of what we’re trying to accomplish defensively and understands that. Also, a guy that can kind of play in some multiple spots. His veteran leadership shows up — just a guy that has experienced and has done a good job.”

On what makes Arizona’s receivers so dangerous

“They have speed. And then really outside they have size and they make contested catches. If the quarterback can put it close, they have a great chance of winning on 50-50 balls. For them, I don’t know if you call them 50-50 balls, it’s more like 70-30 because they come down with it a lot of time. When you play guys like that, it’s gonna make the play of everybody around them better. And when they can extend the ball downfield, it sets up their run game and sets up everything else that they do.”

On Ross James

“I think he had one elite kick that was really great. Great location on the field. Great hang time and distance. I think he had one kick that we’d love to have back and could do a better job on. That being said, he showed some good consistency in the game.”

On Kris Hutson as a punt returner

“Number one thing for us is possession of the ball. When we go out there, you want to have an opportunity to be able to return kicks, but the biggest thing we want is to have possession of the ball. Kris has done a good job of making sure we have possession of the ball.”

On if they’ll have time to recruit when in Arizona

“We’ll definitely be able to get some of our coaches out. To be determined whether or not I’ll be able to get out personally, but we’ll definitely be able to get some of our coaches on the road.”

On what has allowed Arizona’s Hunter Echols to find success

“Their front, it’s built a little bit off their front, I know their defensive coordinator has a front background as well. But I think they’ll just play a variety of fronts. They’ll be three-down, they’ll be four-down, they change their blitz packages a good amount. Obviously, they try to play to his skillsets, use his talents. He’s a good player. He’s disruptive and it shows up.”