I recall a TV statistic blurb during a Texas vs. Oklahoma college football game (around a decade ago) that said that more than 30 Oklahoma players playing in that game were from the state of Texas, whereas not a single Texas player was from Oklahoma.
Seems that there are several different ways to interpret this, which could be to either Longhorns or Sooners’ fans advantage:
[li]Oklahoma Sooners football is so good that many Texas players prefer to go there rather than play for their home state.[/li][li]Texas football rosters are so hard to get onto that many Texas players just go to Oklahoma instead.[/li][li]Oklahoma has such a shortage of football players that it can’t fill them all in-state and hence has to recruit players from nearby Texas instead, which has a much larger population.[/li][/ul]
What does that stat really suggest?