How Brent Venables and Mike Gundy play the portal game | Mind Games with Guerin Emig

How Brent Venables and Mike Gundy play the portal game | Mind Games with Guerin Emig

247Sports national college football writer Chris Hummer sorts out the transfer portal for OU and OSU

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

| Mar 1, 2024, 1:00pm CST

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

Mar 1, 2024, 1:00pm CST

With the transfer portal on overdrive, how have Brent Venables and Mike Gundy responded? Pretty well, according to 247Sports national college football writer Chris Hummer. He joins Mind Games on the Sellout Crowd network to talk Venables’ success taking transfers who strengthen OU for the SEC, and Gundy’s success keeping key Cowboys from transferring out. Hummer considers whether Dillon Gabriel’s departure and Jackson Arnold’s entrenchment become a win/win for OU and Oregon, and whether Spencer Sanders is forever stamped a portal cautionary tale. From the portal it’s on to name, image and likeness, and Hummer’s recent 247 story in which 5-star high school recruits separated fact from fiction when it comes to their NIL earnings. 

Episode highlights:

4:30: Venables has helped prep OU for the SEC via the transfer portal

8:30: Mike Gundy’s biggest portal victory this year has been keeping key players out of it

11:05: Spencer Sanders as transfer portal cautionary tale

13:30: Dillon Gabriel transfers to Oregon, Jackson Arnold is entrenched as OU QB1 and everybody wins

17:00: Fact or fiction: Everyone transfers with NIL $$$ in mind 

20:10: High school five-stars set the record straight regarding their NIL offers

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Social media: Bobby Howard

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Guerin Emig is a columnist for the Sellout Crowd network. Read his work at selloutcrowd.com and guerinemig.com. Reach out with feedback and/or ideas at [email protected] or (918) 629-6229. Follow him on Twitter at @GuerinEmig and Instagram at @guerin.emig. .

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