Palmer: No, I'm not worried. I'm asked about it, but people also said there was a bowl game jinx for Heisman quarterbacks, and we won our bowl game.
SI: Where is the Heisman right now?
Palmer: In a box, being shipped to Cincinnati.
SI: You struggled at Southern Cal before your senior season. Did you wonder if success would come?
Palmer: I never dreamed of going to a BCS bowl, winning the Heisman. I knew if I kept working, I'd be successful. But I never thought that successful.
SI: On July 5 you married your college sweetheart, Shaelyn Fernandes, at a ceremony in Pebble Beach. Anyone in the wedding party play 18 holes afterward?
Palmer: Oh, I only wish. But my quarterbacks coach in college did sneak out during the reception. He had a sand wedge in his car, and I think he got a couple of holes in.