Setting aside the 2020 season, I decided to take a look at the number of sellout home games during each coaches tenure since the expansion to 54,000 capacity. Source
First up, of course, is Mike Belotti, who already had 7 years under his belt at the previous capacity.
2002 - 2008: 45 sellouts! (That's every single home game during his tenure, after the expansion in 2002!)
2009 - 2012: 28 sellouts. (Also every home game in his time as HC, including 2 games with 60,000+!!!)
2013 - 2016: 22 sellouts ( 2016 saw the end of a sellout streak unmatched in UO history at 110 games over 17 years!)
"Slick" Willie Taggart:
2017: 5 sellouts (slither away, Slick.)
2018 - 2021: ... 6. (2020 aside, in 3 years, Mariø only had 1 more sellout home game than Slick )
2022 - : 2 (Lanning has the tough task of winning not only games, but some of the faith lost by some fans from the previous few coaches)
DL is trending upwards, and I see a packed Autzen, and the beginning of a new sellout streak during his tenure. I could even go as far as to say - If he brings us our first football National Championship, we might see another era of sellouts at Autzen...
One with a capacity of 70,000!
I dream big.