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Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

Posted on: November 23, 2011 3:02 pm
Edited on: November 23, 2011 3:02 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

Remember last year when Andrew Luck was probably going to be the first pick in the NFL draft but surprised a lot of people by deciding that he was going to return to Stanford for another season? Well, maybe Andrew just didn't want to play for the Carolina Panthers but likes the idea of taking over from Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, because according to a Yahoo report, Luck is not re-enrolling for classes at Stanford next semester.
Two people close to Luck said the Stanford quarterback is not expected to take classes next quarter. Instead, Luck is expected to declare and focus on preparing for the 2012 NFL draft, in which he is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick.

That move counters speculation by some that Luck would possibly return to Stanford for another season or at least threaten to manipulate who will take him in the NFL draft. Luck is a senior, but redshirted as a freshman in 2008, giving him the option to play one more season.
Apparently it's a lot harder to turn down the prospect of being a multi-milionaire two times than it is just once.

Luck will likely be the top pick in the NFL Draft this spring if he is in fact leaving Stanford, as he's our top-ranked draft prospect here at CBSSports.com.

There had been some talk about Luck returning to Stanford for another year, which may still happen, but it seems that the prospect of possibly winning a National Championship or Heisman Trophy -- which he may still win this season -- isn't enough to overcome the risk of suffering an injury that could hurt his professional future.

As for what Luck's absence would mean to the Stanford program, it'd be a very big loss. Since Luck became Stanford's starting quarterback in 2009 the team has gone 30-7 with appearances in the Sun Bowl and Orange Bowl. In the three years prior to Luck's debut, the Cardinal were 10-26 and hadn't been to a bowl game since 2001.
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Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:47 am
 

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

I don't know what kind of chances they have, but I'd love to see him end up with the Redskins.  I've had more than enough of Grossman and Beck.  I'm willing to suffer through one more year of those two as long as Luck is being groomed during that year.  C'mon Redskins, SUCK FOR LUCK!!!



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:43 am
 

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

I don't know any specific player, much less an entire team, that is going to agree to throw an entire season for a crap shoot that is the number one draft quarterback.  What a recipe for disaster (e.g., Ryan Leaf). 
   Ryan Leaf might not be the best example, since he was the #2 pick, right after Peyton Manning (who turned out OK)...



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:28 am
 

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

he'll be begging for an exit from stanford after ND steps on his throat.

True, just ask USC how tough nd was compared to Stanford...thanks for the laugh peter.Laughing



Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 10:08 am
 

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

he already has an undergrad degree and has a 150 IQ, dumb azz...lol



Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:54 am
 

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

Good to see Domers dreaming again.



Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:54 am
 

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

The Colts look like a lock for the first pick, I hope they remember the last Stanford QB they selected with the first pick. He opted to play for the Yankees until he forced the trade to Denver, where John Elway became a legend. Granted Chris Hinton was still a Colt but they also did not start winning until years later in a different city. So since they can not talk to Luck until he declares, and have no clue how healthy Peyton is, they might not be in a rush to tip there hand. Besides Luck or any #1 pick can only solve one of the 22 starting positions that the Colts should have available.



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:37 am
 

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

he'll be begging for an exit from stanford after ND steps on his throat.




Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2011 8:13 am
 

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

If he has enough credits to graduate, mazeltov.  If he doesn't he's just being shortsighted.  And lazy.



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 5:16 am
 

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

Yep, white trash is probably an appropriate title for you.  I don't know any specific player, much less an entire team, that is going to agree to throw an entire season for a crap shoot that is the number one draft quarterback.  What a recipe for disaster (e.g., Ryan Leaf).     



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 5:09 am
 

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

And you are Andy's closest confidant?  I doubt it.  I am pretty sure he has already wrapped up his bachelor's degree and is working toward his master's.  Who knows what his thinking is at this point, and I for one am happy to be surprised with the rest of the country.  I would much rather learn the NFL game behind the likes of Peyton Manning rather than trial by fire in St. Louis or Miami where he may start immediately but wouldn't be successful any time soon, if ever.  Thanks to the lockout and new structure, his first year salary will be limited anyway, so I would take the opportunity to grow and develop and become an Aaron Rogers rather than a Matt Leinart.  No offense to Matt, but everyone thought Hollywood would be a lot better than he was right out of the gate.  He may eventually get there, but he needs a wise guide to lead him there, and no one can deny that Peyton fits that bill, whether he can recover from his injury or not.  And, let's face it, Polian and Irsay have proven that they are willing to build a team around their quarterback.  Most teams cannot say that. What a situation to fall in to.     &n
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