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Dan Lanning's Interest In Auburn Opening Reportedly Revealed

Oregon head coach Dan Manning

Since Auburn fired football coach Bryan Harsin last week, several big names have been tied to the job.

Looks like we can go ahead and cross one off the list.

A report emerged Sunday night that Oregon coach Dan Lanning and Auburn had "mutual interest" in one another. However, Josh Newberg of On3 pushed back on that Monday morning, tweeting that Lanning has "no intentions" of leaving Oregon for Auburn.

"Spoke to a source this morning and I'm told Dan Lanning has NO intentions of leaving Oregon for Auburn," Josh Newberg reported.

Newberg isn't the only one to squash the Lanning-to-Auburn chatter, as columnist John Canzano also reported that Lanning has no desire to leave Oregon.

Lanning, in the first season of a six-year deal with Oregon, would cost $14 million for another school to buy out of his contract.

The 36-year-old Lanning has impressed during his first year as a head coach. Lanning has led Oregon to eight consecutive wins and the No. 6 ranking in the AP Top 25. He's recruiting well, too, having landed a commitment from five-star quarterback Dante Moore.

Lanning does have SEC ties, having spent four seasons on the coaching staff at Georgia prior to being hired by Oregon to replace Mario Cristobal.

But given his instant success with the Ducks, it would come as a surprise if Lanning, a Kansas City, Missouri native, jumped ship after just one season.