Stanford Changes “Offensive Coordinator” to “Andrew Luck Director of Offense”
Wait till you here this one. Pep Hamilton was formerly the offensive coordinator at Stanford University and while he still may be running the offense, he’s got a new job title now and its absolutely hilarious.
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Who needs to be called an offensive coordinator when they can have the job title: Andrew Luck Director of Offense. Nope, I’m not kidding. Poor Pep Hamilton.
Luck has been honored by an anonymous alumn donor who endowed the directorship in the former Stanford QB’s name.
“It is a tremendous honor to hold this position and to be associated with an outstanding young man like Andrew Luck, who means so much to Stanford football and the Stanford community,” Stanford Andrew Luck Director of Offense Pep Hamilton said. “I will do everything in my power to proudly continue the tradition of creative and exciting offensive football at Stanford.”
Whatever insane alum decided to make the donation in Luck’s name will actually receive a tax write off too because the IRS considers a college football team to be a nonprofit charity. I know- that’s absurd, especially since the Cardinal play in the Pac-12 which has a $3 billion television contract.
Imagine what will happen when a Stanford QB actually wins a National Championship…
Obviously the name is ridiculously stupid and way too formal and we absolutely should make fun of Stanford for allowing this, but there is one positive deeply rooted in this. The fact that some rich alum was willing to donate to the football program after Jim Harbaugh and Andrew Luck have left the university is huge. There was a widespread fear around the Stanford community that the program would go downhill after Luck left, but if the Cardinal continue to receive big donations from engaged, wealthy boosters, that is never going to happen and Stanford will continue to compete with the best of the best across the country.
That’s just my take.
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