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Ducks rock the transfer portal

Per Rivals.comafter finishing sixth in the nation for the 2024 recruiting cycle, the Ducks are ranked eighth in the 2024 transfer portal rankings. Oregon has landed some top talent key positions.

Seven players did that added to the roster: quarterbacks Dillon Gabriel (Oklahoma) And Dante Moore (UCLA)recipient Evan Stewart (Texas A&M), defensive tackles Derrick Harmon (State of Michigan) And Jamare Caldwell (Houston), cornerback Jabbar Mohammed (Washington) and safety Peyton Woodyard (Alabama).

By bringing in high positions Power 4 talents key positions, the Ducks are ready. The Ducks enter the Big Ten with their most talented team ever.

UCLA’s $40 million mistake

$40 million; to hold this number in mind.

As I read about UCLA’s $10 million a year “Calimony‘payment to the Cal Bears, the Led Zeppelin classic “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)” came to mind when Ialimony” of “Calimony‘ and sang the memorable phrase “Calimony, Calimony pays your bills…

John Canzano commented on how UCLA will now have to pay Cal $10 million annually in the name of “Calimony.” UCLA’s media rights deal in the Big Ten is approximately $65 million. If UCLA had stayed in the Pac-12 (while USC is still leaving), the Pac-12 would most likely have spread out $40 million per school.

Some might say that UCLA could have used its LA market to get a bigger slice of the pie – although honestly: I don’t think UCLA did that nor does the brain onions to make that play without being led by the nose by their big brother, USC.

Ducks waddle across the field after the spring game. (Photo by Steven Chan)

On top of the Calimony, on the way to the Big Ten will increase travel costs by $10 million per year and an additional approximately $5 million in food, diet, nutrition services, mental health and academic services. So $65 million minus another $25 million in expenses $40 million.

Let that sink in for a moment.

All that extra travel, headaches, heartache and having their brains bashed in by better competition…. all for nothing.

OSU/WSU’s $7 million mistake

Well, it’s not a mistake. After talking about real money above, I’m just making fun of their puny, shrugging, “who caresPayout. It’s all they could get. In short, I’m clowning them.

$7 million is the estimated amount OSU and WSU will each receive from their media agreements Fox and the CW this upcoming football season.

Speaking of Beavs and Cougs

The two schools have developed relationships with the ACC and the Big 12 in case either of those two conferences takes an interest in a West Coast division that would include Stanford and Cal and possibly others.

As the other power conferences stretch across the country, I can’t help but think that the still “regional” SEC is to sit back and enjoy every hot and humid minute while smugly thinking, “Look at these clowns.

Well, the other conferences will win in at least one major category: frequent flyer miles.

Darren Perkins
Spokane, WA
Top photo credit: Steven Chan

Natalie Liebhaberthe FishDuck.com Volunteer editor for this article works in technology in SLC, Utah.


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