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Former Alabama OL Dallas Warmack confirms graduate transfer to Oregon

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Reunited and it feels so good.

At least, that’s what Mario Cristobal must be feeling after hearing the good news on Saturday that former Alabama offensive lineman Dallas Warmack had committed to Oregon and would be rejoining his old offensive line coach in Eugene.

Warmack appeared in 16 games during his career with the Crimson Tide but couldn’t crack the rotation in 2017. A former top recruit and U.S. Army All-American as a prep, he will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Ducks and figures to solidify an offensive line that could be among the best in the conference with four players returning with starting experience.

If that last name and Alabama connection sounds familiar, you’d be correct in thinking that Warmack is the younger brother of Chance Warmack — a former top 10 pick who recently won the Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles this past season. Cristobal, who is now Oregon’s head coach, was on the staff in Tuscaloosa when the younger Warmack was originally recruited to the school.

Pac-12 announces record $509 million in revenue, school distribution of $30.9 million each

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While Pac-12 fans may still grumble about the performance of Commissioner Larry Scott or the lack of distribution for the conference’s networks, there’s still plenty of dough being raked in by the league.

Following the Pac-12 spring meetings in Arizona this week, the conference announced a record $509 million in total revenue for the 2016-17 fiscal year that was a four percent increase year-over-year. The distribution to schools also reached an all-time high at $371 million total (roughly $30.9 million per school), an 8% increase.

“The Pac-12 is committed to supporting the academic mission and athletic values of our universities, and we are pleased with the continued financial growth that supports this mission,” said Scott in a statement.  “This commitment is core to our Pac-12 Networks, which annually showcases to a national audience 850 live Pac-12 events, including an unprecedented number of football, basketball, Olympic and women’s sports.”
“The strong financial performance recorded by the Pac-12 Conference provides valuable resources to our universities to support our educational and athletic goals, including opportunities for the over 7,000 student-athletes competing on our Pac-12 campuses,” added USC President and Chairman of the Pac-12 CEO Group, Max Nikias.
As big as those numbers sound, they still are a tad behind their Power Five peers. The Big 12 recently announced a smaller $371 million in total revenue but a slightly bigger $34.3 million per school. Then there’s the SEC, which had over $650 million in total revenue and just over $41 million per school.
Still, it’s not like the Pac-12 is in the poor house after raking in half a billion dollars last year.

Report: Dallas Warmack leaving Alabama as graduate transfer, could end up at Oregon

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Defending national champion Alabama has seen the depth along its offensive line take a hit.

Citing unnamed sources, al.com is reporting that Dallas Warmack has decided to leave the Crimson Tide football program and continue his collegiate playing career elsewhere.  There was no specific reason given for the redshirt junior guard’s decision to transfer.

As Warmack is leaving Alabama as a graduate, he would be eligible to play immediately in the upcoming season.  This year will serve as the lineman’s final season of eligibility.

And, according to the same website, Warmack could use that final season at Oregon as the Ducks are a potential landing spot.

A four-star member of the Tide’s 2015 recruiting class, Warmack was rated as the No. 10 guard coming out of high school in Atlanta.  He played in seven games as a true freshman and nine in 2016 before taking a redshirt for the 2017 season.

Warmack’s older brother Chance Warmack was an All-American for the Crimson Tide who selected in the first round (10th overall) of the 2013 NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans.

Oregon wins out over Texas, USC for services of Wake Forest grad transfer WR Tabari Hines

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In the end, it’s a Pac-12 school that’s won out for the services of one of the most productive players available on the graduate transfer market.

After deciding to leave Wake Forest earlier this offseason, Tabari Hines took an official visit to Oregon and then, ultimately, did the same to Texas and USC as well. With that trio of Power Five schools in the running for his services, the wide receiver took to Twitter Monday to announce that he will be enrolling at UO and continuing his collegiate playing career with the Ducks.

As Hines is headed to Eugene as a grad transfer, he’ll be eligible to play immediately in 2018. The upcoming season will be his final year of eligibility.

This past season, Hines’ 53 receptions tied for the team lead, with his 683 receiving yards good for third on the Demon Deacons. His seven receiving touchdowns were also third on the team.

For his collegiate career thus far, Hines has totaled 123 catches for 1,496 yards and 13 touchdowns. In 2015, Hines set school freshman records for receptions (32) and receiving yards (366) in a single season. He’s started 14 games the past two seasons — six in 2017, eight the year before.

Texas, USC join Oregon as potential landing spots for Wake Forest transfer WR Tabari Hines

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It appears Oregon will have some competition for one of the more productive players on the graduate transfer market.

After deciding to leave Wake Forest, Tabari Hines took an official visit to Oregon earlier this month. Two weeks later, Texas and USC have entered the fray and are in the mix for the wide receiver’s services per Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com.

According to Rittenberg, Hines will make his decision on a new school at some point next week.

This past season, Hines’ 53 receptions tied for the team lead, with his 683 receiving yards good for third on the Demon Deacons. His seven receiving touchdowns were also third on the team.

For his collegiate career thus far, Hines has totaled 123 catches for 1,496 yards and 13 touchdowns. In 2015, Hines set school freshman records for receptions (32) and receiving yards (366) in a single season. He’s started 14 games the past two seasons — six in 2017, eight the year before.