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.
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.