Oregon fans react to Travis Dye’s season-ending injury for USC

The Travis Dye injury occurred on Friday night, and nothing which happened on a busy college football Saturday changed the fact that it was the saddest, most unfortunate event of the weekend on the field. None of the other teams in contention for a College Football Playoff berth suffered an injury as significant as USC did. In the narrow confines of “how will this affect teams’ chances for the playoff?”, USC took the biggest hit.

However, injuries are also wrenching personal events, chiefly for the athlete and his family. We send our thoughts and best wishes to Travis Dye and his family, hoping for the full recovery which doctors expect and for a productive, lucrative NFL career, which is certainly something Dye has aspired to.

Meanwhile, the Oregon Ducks and the University of Oregon reacted to the Dye injury. Let’s gather some reactions:

(h/t Zachary Neel of Ducks Wire)

OREGON FAMILY

Zachary Neel of Ducks Wire said it best: “Once you’re a Duck, you’re always a Duck.”

 

HEARTBREAK

THE LOVE IS REAL

RESPECT

PRAYERS UP

GUT PUNCH

YES HE DOES

ALL OF US DO

HEALING ENERGY

TROJAN SOLIDARITY

PULLING FOR HIM

UNIVERSALLY ADMIRED

THE PROGNOSIS

REGGIE BUSH JOINS OREGON FANS

MORE TRAVIS DYE COVERAGE

We wrote about the exquisite agony of Dye not being able to play against UCLA and Notre Dame after putting USC in position to contend for the Pac-12 title and a top-tier bowl game.

TRAVIS DYE'S REPLACEMENTS

We discussed this topic after Dye got hurt against Colorado.

LONG SHADOW

The Dye injury cast a very long shadow over everything else in the USC-Colorado game. 

TRAVIS DYE TRIBUTE

This specific play from September was Dye’s best on-field moment from his USC season.

THE FINAL WORD FROM DUCKS WIRE

We give Ducks Wire editor Zachary Neel the last word on Travis Dye:

It didn’t matter that veteran running back Travis Dye — who holds the No. 4 spot on Oregon’s all-time career-rushing list — decided to transfer to the USC Trojans during the offseason. Oregon fans were still going to find the compassion to support him from a distance as long as he wasn’t lining up on the opposite sideline as the Ducks in a game.

Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire