Savant or water boy? Two extreme views of Dillingham that I've seen from fans. No doubt, Dillingham served under 2 very good "offense first" coaches in Norvell and Malzahn. Dillingham will work very hard and will find schemes that fit personnel.
But from what I've seen, Dillingham's biggest asset isn't Xs and Os. He is a grinder from the high school ranks and Lanning has complete trust in him. That's a big deal for a 1st time head coach. Also, Dillingham has developed QBs, for 6 years in highschool, two years in Memphis, in Auburn and Florida State. Oregon's QB development has been poor for several years to say the least
. It also looks like Dillingham creates strong bonds with his players. The word "Trust" is thrown around a lot in college football but it is obviously something that Coach Lanning prioritizes - for players and coaches. Hopefully it will yield success.