There was no revenge to be had by the program dubbed “Mighty” on Friday night.
Instead, No. 10 Oregon replicated their efforts from two weeks ago in Salt Lake City where they lost 38-7 to the Utes. No. 17 Utah once again dominated the Ducks from start to finish, winning by a final score of 38-10 to win their first Pac-12 Championship and advance to the first ever Rose Bowl for longtime head coach Kyle Whittingham.
The loss drops Oregon to 10-3 overall and 7-3 in conference play. The Ducks were unable to win their third straight conference championship.
The loss also comes in the wake of a flurry of news Friday around Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal. Our own John Canzano reported that University of Oregon leadership was prepared to offer a massive contract extension to Cristobal as a proactive move to fend off any effort by Cristobal’s alma mater, University of Miami, to pry him out of Eugene.
Source at Oregon confirms that University of Oregon has a contract extension offer in front of Mario Cristobal.
“It’s aggressive and in line with what we’ve seen this week,” per source.
Brian Kelly and Lincoln Riley dollars, I’m told.
Updated column: https://t.co/rscbXJEDr2
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) December 3, 2021
Hours before kickoff in Las Vegas, Canzano reported Miami’s hiring of a new athletic director in Clemson’s Dan Radakovich. Manny Diaz remains the current sitting head coach at Miami. Reports say a private charter plane was en route from Miami to Las Vegas today, presumably a group of Miami boosters aiming to land a conversation in front of Cristobal and his agent.
Oregon will now await their bowl game draw to be announced on Sunday.