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nunusguy
09-08-2009, 08:40 AM
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Freshman quarterback Andrew Luck made an impressive debut Saturday, leading Stanford to a 39-13 victory over Washington State.
http://www.gostanford.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/090509aaa.html

Thorn
09-08-2009, 10:17 AM
I remember Oliver Luck from his Oiler days. And now his son is a college QB. Wow, I'm really getting old.

bah007
09-08-2009, 03:32 PM
I saw Luck play in high school. He is nothing short of amazing. When is the last time Stanford had a QB leave early for the draft? Because Luck probably could after next season if he wanted to.

Vinny
09-08-2009, 03:44 PM
I saw Luck play in high school. He is nothing short of amazing. When is the last time Stanford had a QB leave early for the draft? Because Luck probably could after next season if he wanted to.

Elway?

bah007
09-08-2009, 09:17 PM
Elway?

Perhaps. I don't think he left early though. I think he played four years.

nunusguy
11-11-2009, 09:17 AM
The comparisons at the collegiate level are fleeting, given that the top quarterbacks play out of either pass-happy systems (Boise State Kellen Moore and Houston’s Case Keenum) or a version of the spread (Florida’s Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy of Texas), while Luck operates out of a balanced, pro-style offense. As a result, Luck is not just displaying skills effective at the collegiate level, but at the professional one, too. Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford may be most similar to Luck and even then, Bradford works out of the shotgun much of the time, while Luck is constantly under center.

Given his natural gifts and the scheme he works in, it is no surprise that Luck is considered a top prospect — and potential No. 1 overall pick — for whichever draft he decides to enter (he’s eligible beginning in 2011). http://www.stanforddaily.com/cgi-bin/?p=1035755
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Young Luck has gone from being a prospect with real potential as Stanfords starting QB just in September to this article calling him a potential #1 overall in the NFL Draft whenever he decides to come out ! Hey I've heard of hype but this is really pretty extreme.
But this story compares him to other QBs out there including the Big 12 guys, Keenum, and Tebow. They seem to think he's got it all: strong, accurate arm; athletic ability including skills as runner; size; smarts; and he's getting experience in a pro-style system. What else remains to be said ? Move over Elway ?

El Tejano
11-11-2009, 09:34 AM
All of this sounds alot like Archie and Peyton Manning. I wonder if the media will act like Oliver Luck was an NFL great like they do Archie.

On a serious note, I guess this kid would be going to somewhere like St. Louis. I think his pro style offense is what makes people really excited about him. If you go back and look at the QBs that made it and those that didn't, you will see that these "zone read" offense QBs don't make it. At least not right away.

Alex Smith - just barely coming along and really he kind of showed who he really is against Tenn. this past weekend.

Vince - is really the only one we've seen have success.

Leinart (pro style) - is probably the only one that hasn't succeeded but he still has a career ahead of him and is learning from one of the best ever.

Cutler (pro style)- Is still a starting QB.

Sanchez (pro style) - has shown some brilliance in his rookie season.

Stafford - I'll wait on that guy because of the team he is on but right now it doesn't look good.

David Carr - um.....well....you know!

Phillip Rivers (pro style) - one of the top QBs in the game.

Ben Rothlesberger (pro style) - won two Super Bowls.

Eli Manning (Pro Style)

rmartin65
11-11-2009, 09:47 AM
Luck is a legit player. Pro size and ability already. I am looking forward to watching him play on Sundays, in a few years.

brakos82
11-11-2009, 11:10 AM
Umm....... they played Washington State... not exactly a good team by any stretch.

beerlover
11-11-2009, 12:40 PM
Umm....... they played Washington State... not exactly a good team by any stretch.

last week Stanford beat Oregon 51-42. Toby was the star, rushing for 224 yds. & 3 TD's which shows the value of a good RB to QB success as he only had to distribute the ball via air 20 times completing 12 for 251 yds. & 2 big TD's which was too much for an explosive Duck offense to keep up with.

I was impressed with his poise in pocket, accuracy downfiled & arm strength.

bah007
11-11-2009, 01:22 PM
I told y'all he was a star. Good for him.

nunusguy
11-14-2009, 03:03 PM
Stanford vs USC today on 648 FCSC if you've got AT&T U-verse. I dunno
if it's even carried on Comcast ?
Anyway Andrew Luck looks like he's ready for the NFL right now after that drive where he took Stanford right down the field for a TD after Stanford recovered a USC fumble.

bah007
11-14-2009, 04:17 PM
Stanford vs USC today on 648 FCSC if you've got AT&T U-verse. I dunno
if it's even carried on Comcast ?
Anyway Andrew Luck looks like he's ready for the NFL right now after that drive where he took Stanford right down the field for a TD after Stanford recovered a USC fumble.

Game is also on FSW.

LonerATO
11-14-2009, 06:02 PM
Stanford has a good team this year

kastofsna
11-14-2009, 06:19 PM
holy moly USC got destroyed yet again. no BSC game for them this year, thank god.

LonerATO
11-14-2009, 06:56 PM
holy moly USC got destroyed yet again. no BSC game for them this year, thank god.

Something tells me that they will be back in it next year and you wonder why Pete wanted Sanchez to stay. One thing is for sure you cant keep up the dominance they have had the last few years when you are putting a ton of players in the NFL.

Corrosion
11-14-2009, 07:02 PM
Umm....... they played Washington State... not exactly a good team by any stretch.

That same team just destroyed USC by hangin half a hundred on them .... Maybe USC isnt a good team either .... (definately not as good as their preseason ranking)

nunusguy
11-14-2009, 07:19 PM
55 - 21 ! Or something like that. I love it ! I love it whenever USC gets its sorry butts kicked, especially by a team led by a QB from Houston. Dang that sounds familiar somehow ?
Hey Brian, I'm glad we drafted you and you're doin good things for the Texans, but sorry about your Trojans, 'cause I know you were going to the game this weekend on your Bye week. No that's not really true, I lied, I'm not sorry. And it's even more special when they got embarrassed on a National TV game at their own Home Coming !

LonerATO
11-14-2009, 07:24 PM
55 - 21 ! Or something like that. I love it ! I love it whenever USC gets its sorry butts kicked, especially by a team led by a QB from Houston. Dang that sounds familiar somehow ?
Hey Brian, I'm glad we drafted you and you're doin good things for the Texans, but sorry about your Trojans, 'cause I know you were going to the game this weekend on your Bye week. No that's not really true, I lied, I'm not sorry. And it's even more special when they got embarrassed on a National TV game at their own Home Coming !

Jealous much of for their success or just a hater? I have nothing invested in USC, but I do find it funny how many people have such animosity against them.

bah007
11-14-2009, 07:28 PM
Jealous much of for their success or just a hater? I have nothing invested in USC, but I do find it funny how many people have such animosity against them.

I think it comes with the territory of all the ESPN slob knobbing about Leinart and Bush.

I actually have a lot of respect for USC. I think it is amazing what they have done in the last decade.

With that said, they are treated like the golden child by the media so it is fun to watch them lose. It seems that they are in that category with Notre Dame, the Yankees, Cowboys, and Lakers. You either love them or hate them. No in between.

LonerATO
11-14-2009, 07:31 PM
I think it comes with the territory of all the ESPN slob knobbing about Leinart and Bush.

I actually have a lot of respect for USC. I think it is amazing what they have done in the last decade.

With that said, they are treated like the golden child by the media so it is fun to watch them lose. It seems that they are in that category with Notre Dame, the Yankees, Cowboys, and Lakers. You either love them or hate them. No in between.

The media did the same with Miami back in the day and I find it funny that people here in Texas still hang on to the Leinart/Bush era. I think you are right when it comes to them being in that ND category, but you cant fault the team due to the medias love for them.

beerlover
11-14-2009, 07:47 PM
Stanford should play Texas.

Luck or McCoy?

Andrew plays a similar brand of football as John (Elway) did @ Stanford.

nunusguy
11-14-2009, 07:47 PM
Jealous much of for their success or just a hater? I have nothing invested in USC, but I do find it funny how many people have such animosity against them.
USC gets the most extreme kind of preferential treatment from the NCAA. If you
aren't aware of that, then you pay very little if any attention to college
football ? I really don't follow the college game nearly as closely as the NFL and
trust me, the NCAA turns a blind eye to 90% of the crappola USC pulls.
Reggie Bush (and USC) alone should have been busted big-time for several incidents, any of which teams in Texas or the South or other regions would have been heavily penalized for committing.
But what can I say other than "hail to the mighty Cardinals" ! Great win today
for the good guys in the LA Coliseum ! Loved it !

LonerATO
11-14-2009, 07:56 PM
USC gets the most extreme kind of preferential treatment from the NCAA. If you
aren't aware of that, then you pay very little if any attention to college
football ? I really don't follow the college game nearly as closely as the NFL and
trust me, the NCAA turns a blind eye to 90% of the crappola USC pulls.
Reggie Bush (and USC) alone should have been busted big-time for several incidents, any of which teams in Texas or the South or other regions would have been heavily penalized for committing.
But what can I say other than "hail to the mighty Cardinals" ! Great win today
for the good guys in the LA Coliseum ! Loved it !

Nice bringing up the good old NCAA infarctions smack and I never said that USC wasnt loved by the media bud.

kastofsna
11-14-2009, 08:38 PM
how can you NOT see the many reasons to dislike USC?

LonerATO
11-14-2009, 08:49 PM
how can you NOT see the many reasons to dislike USC?

I dont get emotional about other teams, but my own school.

kastofsna
11-14-2009, 08:57 PM
sports!

nunusguy
11-19-2009, 03:16 PM
Anyway, the second question is, how, exactly, did he escape the clutches of the Texas schools? Andrew Luck attended Stratford High in Houston and was rated by Scout.com as the nation's No. 4 quarterback prospect.

"All the Big 12 schools offered him,'' the father said. "Most of the SEC schools offered him. [Alabama's Nick] Saban came after him hard. A good number of Big Ten schools offered.

"Within Texas, though, the only school Andrew would have considered was [the University of Texas] and they didn't offer. He realized that early on and had no interest in the other state schools.''

The elder Luck said he played with and against a lot of Stanford grads while in the NFL. "There was always something special about them,'' he said. "They were smart; all were successful.''

Then, on Andrew Luck's spring break his high school junior year, a trip was taken to Palo Alto, Calif.
http://wvgazette.com/Sports/todayssportscolumn/200911171119?page=2&build=cache
UT wasn't interested in Luck, heh ?

LonerATO
11-19-2009, 03:34 PM
Anyway, the second question is, how, exactly, did he escape the clutches of the Texas schools? Andrew Luck attended Stratford High in Houston and was rated by Scout.com as the nation's No. 4 quarterback prospect.

"All the Big 12 schools offered him,'' the father said. "Most of the SEC schools offered him. [Alabama's Nick] Saban came after him hard. A good number of Big Ten schools offered.

"Within Texas, though, the only school Andrew would have considered was [the University of Texas] and they didn't offer. He realized that early on and had no interest in the other state schools.''

The elder Luck said he played with and against a lot of Stanford grads while in the NFL. "There was always something special about them,'' he said. "They were smart; all were successful.''

Then, on Andrew Luck's spring break his high school junior year, a trip was taken to Palo Alto, Calif.
http://wvgazette.com/Sports/todayssportscolumn/200911171119?page=2&build=cache
UT wasn't interested in Luck, heh ?

Why would Texas be when they have Garrett Gilbert?

nunusguy
11-20-2009, 07:41 AM
Why would Texas be when they have Garrett Gilbert?

You're exactly right, I couldn't agree more.
BTW, who in the hell is Garrett Gilbert ?

HoustonFrog
11-20-2009, 08:49 AM
I just want to say that it was annoying the other night watching the TCU game and hearing about QBs from California and the announcer said that Luck, the Stanford QB, was a Cali kid...no, from Texas, than you.

I love Stanford. Best friend played there and coached there and I lived with him and worked there for a bit in the early 2000s. Beautiful place.

LonerATO
11-20-2009, 04:08 PM
You're exactly right, I couldn't agree more.
BTW, who in the hell is Garrett Gilbert ?

He was one of the most sought after high school QB in Texas and his dad also played in the NFL. Graduated early from high school so he could get into UT early.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett_Gilbert

bah007
11-22-2009, 01:10 PM
You're exactly right, I couldn't agree more.
BTW, who in the hell is Garrett Gilbert ?

He is a blue chip QB from Austin who was voted High School National Player of the Year.

He is a freshman at Texas now.