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:
Zachary Neel of Ducks Wire said it best: “Once you’re a Duck, you’re always a Duck.”
Travis Dye 💔
— emilyetaylor (@emilyetaylor23) November 12, 2022
THE LOVE IS REAL
loved him at Oregon sending all my love to Travis Dye tonight. https://t.co/piO0uvEYuh
— Simplyy_Stardust (@__higher__vibes) November 12, 2022
Travis Dye is the only Oregon Duck I respect
— b (@tsunami_johnt) November 12, 2022
Prayers for former Oregon RB, current USC RB Travis Dye. 🙏 https://t.co/DG5eT7capk
— Cappin' Wags | Sports Investor (@CappinWags) November 12, 2022
I really hate that for him. Made me sick seeing that https://t.co/XUlRdKK9ca
— Jay Cotts (@cotton_javon) November 12, 2022
YES HE DOES
And he deserves every ounce of it https://t.co/uNVYadTIEI
— Wyatt Gladden (@wyattgladden) November 12, 2022
ALL OF US DO
Ugh no! Hate to hear that for Travis. Really hope he’s okay https://t.co/rg2FOMGdKd
— Kelly (@kelbarley) November 12, 2022
— Brody (@EBrodes) November 12, 2022
USC’s whole team left the sideline to gather around Travis Dye before he was carted off the field with his leg in an air cast. https://t.co/b68lbuhpbV
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 12, 2022
PULLING FOR HIM
I hate that. Travis Dye is a good guy. Best wishes for healing and recovery.
— deb morrison (@debkmorrison) November 12, 2022
Lincoln Riley on USC RB Travis Dye, “Don’t expect him to play again this year.”
Riley said it’s not serious enough to impact his career at the next level.
— Keely Eure (@keelyismyname) November 12, 2022
REGGIE BUSH JOINS OREGON FANS
Prayers up for Travis Dye, wishing you a speedy recovery! You can’t replace a guy like that🏃🏾♂️💨
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) November 12, 2022
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.
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.