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Old No. 7

Heisman talk, anyone?  It is the preseason, what better way to kill time than idle speculation.

Thing is, with the Heismandments the speculation can be supported with historical facts.

This time last year, I talked about Heismandment No. 7:

7. If you are a quarterback, running back or multi-purpose athlete at one of the following schools, you have a good chance to win if you have a very good statistical season, are an upperclassmen and your team wins at least 9 games: Notre Dame, USC, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan, Miami and Florida State. These nine schools have won 11 of the last 14 Heismans and seven of the last eight

From that criteria, I was able to create a hypothetical field of 15 candidates.  In fact, the top four finishers would all come from within the framework of one single Heismandment.  Not bad!

Let's try this again and take a look back next year to see how the race went.

  • Notre Dame---Brady Quinn, Darius Walker, Travis Thomas
  • USC---John David Booty, Chauncey Washington
  • Texas---Selvin Young
  • Oklahoma---Adrian Peterson
  • Nebraska---Zac Taylor
  • Ohio State---Troy Smith, Ted Ginn, Antonio Pittman, Justin Zwick
  • Michigan---Chad Henne, Mike Hart, Jerome Jackson
  • Miami---Kyle Wright, Tyrone Moss, Charlie Jones, Andrew Johnson
  • Florida State---Lorenzo Booker

That's a field of 20 candidates based on Heismandment No. 7's excellent track record.


---According to the countdown timer on HP's blog, we are now under 175 until the crowning of the next Heisman Trophy winner.

---Check out this YouTube video of Florida State back Lorenzo Booker doing his thing.  And you wonder why Seminole offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden draws my ire...Free Lorenzo!


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Reader Comments (2)

you can immediately remove Jerome Jackson from that list. He's about #4 on the Michigan depth chart and some off field issues have him checked in for a long stay in Lloyd's doghouse.
June 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBrent
Interesting analysis. Which of those teams looks to have an easier road to the BCS championship? Texas, Ohio State and Notre Dame jump out, and for the most part have good candidates. Gotta wonder what Brohm at Louisville, or Leak at Florida think though.
June 22, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

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