Originally Posted by steelbtexan
A&M fans feeling a bit insecure? Nah, never.
If DelRio doesn't get the USC job and the Trojans come calling Sumlin, he's GONE.
Sorry A&M fans but living in LA is incomparable to living in the greater Bryan-College Station area. Not many/any Heisman Trophy winners willingly sign up to attend A&M. They signup to live in LA and attend USCquite regularly. (See, Bush/Lienhart/Palmer/White/Bell/Allen etc...)
That is just stupid.
Below are the winners since 1994 who came from schools in cities with population of less than 1M people
Of those, 10 came from schools whose cities have less than 200,000 people
Only the winners in 2002, 2004 and 2005 came from a metro city (all LA).
So 3 our of 19. Not exactly a large percentage and certainly nowhere near a majority.
1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado Boulder, CO pop. 101,000
1995 Eddie George Ohio State Columbus, OH pop 809,000
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida Gainsville, FL pop 126,000
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan Ann Arbor, MI pop 116,000
1998 Ricky Williams Texas Austin, TX pop 842,000
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin Madison, WI pop 240,000
2000 Chris Weinke Florida State Tallahasee, FL pop 186,000
2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska Lincoln, NE pop 265,000
2003 Jason White Oklahoma Norman, OK pop 115,000
2006 Troy Smith Ohio State QB Columbus, OH pop 809,000
2007 Tim Tebow Florida Gainsville, FL pop 126,000
2008 Sam Bradford Oklahoma Norman, OK pop 115,000
2009 Mark Ingram Alabama Birminham, AL pop 212,000
2010 Cam Newton Auburn Auburn, AL pop 57,000
2011 Robert Griffin III Baylor University Waco, TX pop 127,000
2012 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M Bryan/College Station, TX pop 178,000