Oregon Ducks running back Travis Dye enters transfer portal, weighing return to UO, per sourcehttps://t.co/tqg9dSytAq
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Not many people saw this coming.
Oregon Ducks running back Travis Dye has entered the transfer portal. Dye was the Pac-12’s leader in all-purpose yardage in 2021 and it was assumed he would either enter the NFL draft or return to Eugene. Dye is poised to have his best year in 2022 as he would be the Ducks’ No. 1 tailback.
But entering the transfer portal wasn’t considered by many close to the program. And just because Dye has entered the portal, that doesn’t mean he won’t be a Duck next season.
Head coach Dan Lanning has had remarkable success in convincing current players to exit the portal and come back after players such as Sean Dollars and Seven McGee announced they would be transferring.
Dye could be the next Duck to test the waters of the portal and have a talk with Lanning and come back. But if he chooses to go elsewhere for his senior season, Dye has set himself up to be a first-round draft choice as tailback No. 1 for another school.
He gained 1,271 yards on the ground and scored 16 touchdowns for Oregon in 2021.