Texas Longhorn fans bitterly react to Reggie Bush getting his Heisman back

Jan 4, 2006; Pasadena, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans tailback (5) Reggie Bush runs the ball.
Jan 4, 2006; Pasadena, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans tailback (5) Reggie Bush runs the ball. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

On the morning of Wednesday, April 24, 2024, the Heisman Trophy Trust announced that it would be reinstating Reggie Bush’s trophy from 2005.

Bush, who initially won the trophy after an incredible season with the USC Trojans, returned his Heisman after being accused of breaking NCAA rules by accepting gifts from agents.

Over the past two decades, people have gone back and forth on whether or not Bush should have his Heisman Trophy reinstated, but the debate is settled.

While many college football fans across the country reacted joyously about Bush having his Heisman Trophy reinstated by the Trust, one fan base was fairly salty that the former Trojan was once again in the spotlight.

The Texas Longhorns took down Bush and USC in the Rose Bowl to bring home the national title at the end of the season.

Quarterback Vince Young led the Horns to their resounding victory over the Trojans and Texas fans, to this day, argue that the Heisman should have been his.

When Bush first returned his Heisman Trophy, Young was asked if he would like to be honored with the award since he was the runner-up in 2005.

Young turned down the Heisman Trust's offer since he didn't win the trophy outright and didn't want to receive it as a pity reward.

However, while Bush can take his Heisman back home, the one trophy that matters from that season belongs to the Horns.

Young’s last-second scramble into the corner of the endzone lives in the minds of Texas fans everywhere… and probably dwells in the nightmares of USC fans.

The 2005 National Championship win was the fourth in Texas football history. The Horns haven’t seen the national title game since 2009 when the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Texas and quarterback Colt McCoy.

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