CBS Sports formerly reported Steve Sarkisians interest in both Odom and Arnett.
Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning has emerged as a preferred to take the exact same position at Texas, sources told CBS Sports on Friday. The 34-year-old Lanning interviewed at Texas today, as did Arkansas defensive coordinator Barry Odom and Mississippi State defensive planner Zach Arnett.Lanning, 34, is thought about a rising star in the industry. Georgia coach Kirby Smart plucked the Kansas City native from Mike Norvells Memphis personnel following the 2017 season. After a year as outdoors linebackers coach, Lanning was raised to organizer in 2019 when Mel Tucker left for Colorado.Georgia ended up 12th nationally in overall defense this season, third in 2019, with lanning calling the plays. The Dawgs were first (2019) and second (2020) in the SEC in both overall defense and scoring defense in Lannings two seasons. Lanning burglarized college training as a graduate assistant for Todd Graham in 2011 at Pittsburgh. Lanning got the job that paid $800 a month after driving 13 hours from Kansas City to Pittsburgh to make his pitch. He had actually satisfied Graham, then at Tulsa, and his personnel at a coaches center.