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Oregon's Lanning Defends Deion Sanders After Skip Bayless' Racially Charged Comment

Oregon Ducks head coach Dan Lanning has responded to criticism from Fox Sports 1 commentator Skip Bayless, who insinuated that his pregame speech prior to Saturday's matchup against Colorado had racial undertones.

"I've tried to tell you guys for two weeks there is a deep-rooted, venomous vengeance that is starting to manifest itself against [Colorado head coach] Deion [Sanders] among white coaches," Bayless said Monday, per Sports Illustrated's Mike McDaniel.

"I don't know Skip at all. I've never had a conversation with him," Lanning told reporters. "I've watched him enough to know how often he gets it wrong, so that sounds about right.