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Posted on 01/06/2011 4:12:40 PM PST by mainepatsfan
Andrew Luck staying at Stanford
By Ted Miller ESPN.com
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the odds-on favorite to be the No. 1 pick in this spring's NFL draft, announced Thursday he will stay in school and play his redshirt junior season.
"I am committed to earning my degree in architectural design from Stanford University and am on track to accomplish this at the completion of the spring quarter of 2012," Luck said in a statement.
The school announced Luck wouldn't be made available for comment.
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Carolina`s Outta Luck
That’s a really bad economic decision.
He is obviously not majoring in finance.
At least he’s not pulling an Elway.
Well, for the first time in my life, I hope Dallas does a little worse next year than this year.
This is probably an indication that Harbaugh is using his NFL interviews as leverage to get a big raise at Stanford.
Why would Harbaugh want to go to the NFL when he can make a boatload of money at Stanford, get to recruit intelligent good-to-great players and have a pretty normal life that he and his family could never have in the NFL.
Who was the last college coach to leave for NFL as a head coach and really enjoyed it? It’s a very short list approaching no one. The 49ers is the only job he should be interested in and his interview with Miami is nothing more than a ploy to get more money from either Stanford or the 49ers.
not if these greedy people decide on a lockout!
No worries, with his design diploma, he’ll “build” his own career.
On another note: Hasselbeck will be playing..
Smart kid. He won’t be bankrupt when his football days are done.
He could always go back and get his degree.
You might be speaking too soon.
I think it was the prospect of a lockout that probably was the determining factor in his decision.
I'm not actually a Seahawk fan, so I really wouldn't know or even care.
Jimmy Johnson had some fun.
Cam Newton moves up...
One is close to no one.
No worries...my name’s not max, nor am I american.
Response: Well, Stanford did not run out of Luck!
Depends on how much better he does on the Wonderlic test than Vince Young.
Peyton Manning was interviewed about this a few days ago, and he said the best thing he ever did was play four years at Tennessee even though he could have been drafted very high after his second or third season. He said the extra two years helped turn him into a solid NFL prospect into an NFL-ready quarterback on Day 1.
On a related note . . . what role do you think the NFL labor dispute will have on coaching decisions for next season? Does Bill Cowher stay in the broadcast booth for one more season rather than come back to a chaotic lockout situation?
Why thank you. ;)
I also think there’s no way Harbaugh bolts to the NFL for that very same reason, he’s just trying to get a better contract with Stanford.
Playing at Stanford is more than Football,
....and playing for the Panthers :o)
Sorta disagree...I think Harbaugh wants to coach in the NFL someday, but face it, none of the possible openings this year were ideal. So why not go back to Stanford, with QB Luck, for one more season...then he’ll be at the top of the list for the several vacanies that always occur..Cowher did the same thing..didn’t see a spot he liked, so he stayed on the sidelines for another year..
Not really, between the probable lockout and the fact that low fame Carolina has the first pick and has said they want him there’s really not much incentive to go now. And his skills aren’t quite there yet anyway, so he’ll either ride the pine or be thrown to the wolves. If a player’s career goes long enough the second contract is usually worth more than the first, the smart money play is to put yourself in a position of maximum success in those first 4 years to get the big payday of that second contract.
Or he could injure his knee on the first play next season.
In which case he’ll be better off on a path to finish his degree and get a good job.
Or he could take the multi-million dollar signing bonus and go back to college if he decided he wanted to should he be injured.
As it is, if he is injured, he is out many millions of dollars. Staying in college when someone is willing to give you 20 million dollars to drop out is pretty dumb in my opinion.
If he really wants more education, he can hire the professors as his personal tutors with the mass of money he will have. I’ll be glad to fly south once a week to train him in financial accounting.
Historically players that wait do better than players that are in a hurry to get out. A lot of it probably has to do with the innate maturity of knowing they need more seasoning and understanding the biggest contract comes the second time around.
He’s learning to be an architect. The financial accounting says waiting is the smart move. Being more like Peyton Manning than Maurice Clarett is the path to greater wealth and less prison time.