the big boys are benefitting more from the portal than other programs. Programs like OU have few weak spots and now when they do they can eliminate the weak spot through the transfer portal. Before they would just have to play the inexperienced player and try to overcome their occasional weak spot. OU has landed each of the best tennessee transfers. A 5-star offensive tackle to replace the one that left. A 4-star safety to replace the one that left. And a 4 star starting RB to replace the one that left. Not only does OU get to cover up their weak spots they might have actually upgraded their team in the process. the transfer portal is like MLB free agency where only 4-5 teams get all the best free agents.