Oregon HC Dan Lanning named among leading candidates for Texas A&M job

When you have a young head coach who is finding success on the field, fans are going to have to get used to hearing his name thrown about in conversations about open head coaching jobs across the nation, especially when they come at some of the more notable schools in college football. It comes with the territory, and it’s something fans of the Oregon Ducks should be used to by now.

So on Sunday morning, it might not have been a massive surprise to wake up and hear that Ducks’ coach Dan Lanning was being mentioned as one of the leading candidates for the Texas A&M Aggies job, which opened with the firing of Jimbo Fisher.

Fisher, who is 45-25 in his six seasons at College Station, with the Aggies buying out his $78 million contract in full and eating the loss. The program now searches for candidates who can return the program to heights seen early last decade.

It’s understandable why Lanning is seen as one of the leading candidates. In less than two seasons at Oregon, he has coached the Ducks to a 19-4 record. He appears on his way to a spot in the Pac-12 Championship game and, perhaps, a College Football Playoff appearance should Oregon win its remaining games.

As you would expect, the news of Fisher’s firing, and the subsequent speculation about his replacement, fired up social media on Sunday morning, with Oregon fans feeling some type of way. Here’s a look at how fans were reacting:

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire