Everyone knows that USC Football QB Caleb Williams of course took home the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, but it's worth taking a look at how dominant he truly was in the voting. Everyone thought he was the clear favorite, and he sure enough ended up leaving no doubt about his status as the top player in the country.
Williams won every single one of the six regions of the vote, and had 611 more points than runner-up Max Duggan (2,031 points to 1,420 points). He was named on 88.57% of Heisman ballots, where as the closest anyone else got to that number was Duggan at 78.51%. C.J. Stroud was only on 39.54% of ballots, and Stetson Bennett was only on 24.23% of ballots.
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USC Football Cornerback Jayden Williams has entered the transfer portal, which leaves SC with one less body at a thin position than they of course had previously. It isn't the most surprising transfer, however, as he didn't play a ton for SC this season. He had seen playing time in the three years prior, but even then, he didn't particularly stand out.
Jayden Williams' best season was in 2021, where he posted eight tackles, one tackle for loss, and an interception. SC needs some corner depth now, but they likely were going to be looking at that position in the transfer portal anyway. There are going to be plenty of upgrades available for Williams, who wasn't working out at USC.
Former Pac-12 head football coach Mike Leach and his health is currently in "critical condition" according to the current program he coaches at in Mississippi State. Defensive Coordinator Zach Arnett is "in charge of the MSU football team" in Leach's absence. Leach is at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson right now.
Leach has been the head coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs for three seasons now. Before that, he was the head coach of SC's Pac-12 opponent in the Washington State Cougars. His first head coaching stint was with the Texas Tech Red Raiders from 2000 to 2009.
He coached Lincoln Riley there in 2002, and hired Riley as a coach from 2003-2009. Riley was even the wide receivers coach there in 2007 under Leach, and the inside wide receivers coach from 2008-2009 under Leach. Riley and his offense come from under the Mike Leach coaching tree.