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Andrew Luck staying at Stanford
ESPN.com ^

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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Sorry Carolina.
1 posted on 01/06/2011 4:12:45 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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2 posted on 01/06/2011 4:13:45 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

Carolina`s Outta Luck


3 posted on 01/06/2011 4:14:21 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: mainepatsfan

That’s a really bad economic decision.


4 posted on 01/06/2011 4:15:01 PM PST by Poser (Enjoying tasty animals for 59 years)
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To: Poser

He is obviously not majoring in finance.


5 posted on 01/06/2011 4:16:20 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: bunkerhill7

At least he’s not pulling an Elway.


6 posted on 01/06/2011 4:19:52 PM PST by Wallop the Cat
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To: mainepatsfan

Well, for the first time in my life, I hope Dallas does a little worse next year than this year.


7 posted on 01/06/2011 4:23:47 PM PST by Jolla
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To: mainepatsfan

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.


8 posted on 01/06/2011 4:23:53 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Poser

not if these greedy people decide on a lockout!


9 posted on 01/06/2011 4:24:05 PM PST by remaxagnt (`)
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To: SeaHawkFan

No worries, with his design diploma, he’ll “build” his own career.

On another note: Hasselbeck will be playing..


10 posted on 01/06/2011 4:24:46 PM PST by max americana
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To: mainepatsfan

Smart kid. He won’t be bankrupt when his football days are done.


11 posted on 01/06/2011 4:25:25 PM PST by Padams
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To: SeaHawkFan

He could always go back and get his degree.


12 posted on 01/06/2011 4:26:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Wallop the Cat
At least he’s not pulling an Elway.

You might be speaking too soon.

13 posted on 01/06/2011 4:26:20 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: remaxagnt

I think it was the prospect of a lockout that probably was the determining factor in his decision.


14 posted on 01/06/2011 4:26:53 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: max americana
On another note: Hasselbeck will be playing..

I'm not actually a Seahawk fan, so I really wouldn't know or even care.

15 posted on 01/06/2011 4:28:45 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan
Who was the last college coach to leave for NFL as a head coach and really enjoyed it?

Jimmy Johnson had some fun.

16 posted on 01/06/2011 4:29:21 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

Cam Newton moves up...


17 posted on 01/06/2011 4:30:48 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: mainepatsfan

One is close to no one.


18 posted on 01/06/2011 4:31:34 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

No worries...my name’s not max, nor am I american.


19 posted on 01/06/2011 4:38:36 PM PST by max americana
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To: mainepatsfan
Statement: "Andrew Luck staying at Stanford"

Response: Well, Stanford did not run out of Luck!

20 posted on 01/06/2011 4:39:12 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ez
Cam Newton moves up...

Depends on how much better he does on the Wonderlic test than Vince Young.

21 posted on 01/06/2011 4:40:27 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Poser
It may not be a bad decision after all. I believe NCAA rules provide for a process in which a player can buy an insurance policy to protect himself in the event of an injury while still retaining his amateur status.

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.

22 posted on 01/06/2011 4:40:37 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: dfwgator
It's taken me a while, but I'm starting to realize that DFWGator is one very astute sports fan/observer. That is an excellent point that I never even considered.

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?

23 posted on 01/06/2011 4:43:25 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

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.


24 posted on 01/06/2011 4:49:38 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I saw at the game, Condi Rice, John Elway, Gene Washington, Eric Schmidt and the google boys.Tiger Woods and Tom Watson.

Playing at Stanford is more than Football,

25 posted on 01/06/2011 4:53:04 PM PST by scooby321
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To: dfwgator

....and playing for the Panthers :o)


26 posted on 01/06/2011 4:56:26 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: dfwgator

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..


27 posted on 01/07/2011 7:05:00 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: Poser

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.


28 posted on 01/07/2011 7:31:35 AM PST by discostu (this is defninitely not my confused face)
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To: discostu

Or he could injure his knee on the first play next season.


29 posted on 01/07/2011 10:28:09 AM PST by Poser (Enjoying tasty animals for 59 years)
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To: Poser

In which case he’ll be better off on a path to finish his degree and get a good job.


30 posted on 01/07/2011 11:33:22 AM PST by discostu (this is defninitely not my confused face)
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To: discostu

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.


31 posted on 01/07/2011 11:51:38 AM PST by Poser (Enjoying tasty animals for 59 years)
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To: Poser

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.


32 posted on 01/07/2011 12:07:17 PM PST by discostu (this is defninitely not my confused face)
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To: mainepatsfan
Real bummer for us Panthers Fans. We've been following this closely..... ummm for about the last nine weeks (yes the season was that bad). I think if Jerry Richardson would have signed Harbaugh to coach the Panthers then Luck would have declared eligible. Word is Harbaugh’s looking for control of personnel decisions which alot of NFL teams will wisely balk at. Seems like alot of control to give a first year coach coming up from the college ranks.
33 posted on 01/07/2011 12:37:39 PM PST by 07Jack
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