Oregon reportedly hiring Washington WR coach Junior Adams
Oregon and Washington don’t get along. Snagging a coach off of the UW staff probably won’t help Oregon’s standing any, but that’s exactly what it appears Dan Lanning is doing.
The new Oregon coach is reportedly hiring Junior Adams to be the Ducks’ new wideout coach, per ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. Adams has spent the past three seasons at Washington. He initially joined head coach Chris Petersen’s staff as wide receivers coach in 2019. Adams was key in signing 4-star 2022 wideout Germie Bernard during the early signing period.
Source: #Oregon is set to hire #Washington's Junior Adams as wide receivers coach. Adams has spent the past three seasons at Washington and remained on Kalen DeBoer's staff. Former offensive coordinator at Western Kentucky but has spent most of his career in the Northwest.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 1, 2022
It’s an interesting hire for Lanning on a number of fronts, but perhaps most notably is that Adams was initially retained by new UW head coach Kalen DeBoer, thought to be a priority for DeBoer as he put together his new staff.
“I am happy to have Junior and his family returning to the staff,” DeBoer said of Adams. “It’s clear that he is an all-around great coach, who brings experience and success in recruiting. He has a track record of excellence throughout his career. He develops players and has done a great job building our wide receivers room. I’m excited about the talent we have returning and the impact it will have on our team’s success.”
Adams was the primary recruiter in four different 4-star wideout commitments the Huskies secured while he was in Seattle. He has history working in and around the Pacific Northwest, and held an offensive coordinator role while at Western Kentucky.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, Adams will also hold a co-OC title with Oregon.
Sources: Washington WR coach Junior Adams has signed a deal to become the CO-OC and WR coach at Oregon. Adams is a high-end West Coast recruiter and a former OC at Western Kentucky. @ESPNRittenberg reported first.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 1, 2022
His hire would officially fill out Lanning’s new assistant coaching staff.
Dan Lanning’s staff now reportedly complete
OC/QB – Dillingham✍
RB – Carlos Locklyn
WR – Junior Adams
TE – Drew Mehringer
OL – Klemm ✍
DC – Tosh
DL – Tuitoi ✍
S – Powledge ✍
CB – Meat ✍
ST/LB- Joe Lorig
S&C: Wilson Love
Chief of Staff: Marshall Malchow
DPP: Don Johnson ✍
— Kevin Wade (@KwadeSays) January 1, 2022