2. Increase in revenue
Let’s just be honest here, the Pac-12 doesn’t make a ton of money compared to the SEC and the Big Ten, and that’s OK. The Pac-12 ranked third in power conference revenue during the 2020 season, bringing in $533.8 million, just ahead of the ACC and Big 12, according to 247Sports.
Who ranked first? The Big Ten.
In fact, according to that same report, the Big Ten actually surpassed the SEC which is widely considered the NCAA’s cash cow, bringing in $768.9 million.
On top of that, Oregon ranked 18th in PennLive’s recent report of the football programs that have the highest revenue. The Ducks were the second-highest ranked program in the Pac-12 behind only Washington and that just goes to show that there’s room to grow. Plus, there were six Big Ten programs ranked ahead of the Ducks in terms of total revenue.
Oregon is a national brand and in the right conference, it could be one of those top-10 money-making football programs in the country.
Who says no to bringing in more money which will only help with facilities, recruiting, and the staff budget?