Dan Lanning Credit: ESPN

Oregon Ducks head coach Dan Lanning certainly made his feelings about the Colorado Buffaloes clear before and during their game against Deion Sanders’ squad on Saturday.

Before Saturday’s Pac-12 showdown, the second-year Oregon head coach didn’t mince words with his players in the locker room.

His impassioned speech to pump them up was shared on social media.

“Rooted in substance. Not flash. Rooted in substance. Today, we talk with our pads. We talk with your helmet. Every moment,” Lanning told his team. The Cinderella story is over, man. They’re fighting for clicks, we’re fighting for wins. There’s a difference,” he said. “This game ain’t gonna be played in Hollywood. It’s gonna be played on the grass.”

The Ducks went out and did Lanning proud in the first half, completely overwhelming quarterback Shadeur Sanders and the Buffaloes, en route to a 35-0 halftime lead. When asked about the performance, Lanning made it clear that his team was not done taking Deion’s squad to task.

“Not done yet. We’re not satisfied,” said Lanning. “I hope all those people that have been watching every week are watching this week.” Lanning was referencing the huge ratings that Colorado has been getting so far this season, though against lesser opponents.

The college football world took notice of Lanning’s comments and his team’s performance.

[ESPN, AA on Twitter]

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