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Everyone in the football world – including yours truly- has told you how good Andrew Luck is, and how sure of an NFL stud he’ll be to the team (likely Indianapolis) that selects him as their quarterback.
However, there are holes in his game, and Stanford’s loss to new Pac-10 power Oregon last weekend exposed a couple.
I’ll always felt (actually, I’ve learned it) that the best way to evaluate a college player is to watch him against the best competition he’ll face.
How does he play in a rivalry game? Does he respond during struggles?
When his bread and butter play, or player is taken away can he adjust?
Can he rally back from a deficit? Does he buckle under pressure?
Is everything put on his shoulders in tough times, or do the players around him step up?
And most importantly, how does he rebound from failure?
Usually, what players like Andrew Luck face during those heated battled, those rivalry games, are the caliber of talent and competition they’ll face in the NFL on a regular basi...
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They were hot on the trail of Stanford's Andrew Luck, but things have changed for the 2-7 Dolphins. Now Miami's talking about running the table and making playoffs -- and they're serious, folks.
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Oregon is still Oregon. For all the rankings about BCS debates and one-loss resumes, that much we know.
The Pac-12 Game of the Year was only the Game of the Year for about two and half quarters Saturday night. When LaMichael James scored his second touchdown of the night midway through the third quarter to make it 36-16, it was over. The Ducks were on their way...
I can't remember how many years I voted on the Heisman Trophy.
What I do recall, however, was looking at the ballot one season and realizing that the entire concept of picking America's best college football player was totally absurd.
The thing has turned into a media carnival, with entire mid-season TV shows devoted to the latest front-runners and which guys moved up...
For the seventh straight week Stanford's Andrew Luck is on top of the Bloguin Heisman Poll that I am hosting over at Crystal Ball Run. Make sure you head over and see the complete breakdown of Week Eleven of the Bloguin Heisman Poll. As we've done the last few weeks I figured I would share how the voters from our site voted in the poll. Here you go:
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Head coach David Shaw, Andrew Luck and Michael Thomas share their thoughts on Saturday's Big Game against Cal in this edition of Stanford Football Weekly.
Stanford will rebound from its only loss of the season to score enough points against Cal to go OVER the total all by themselves.
Don't believe it? The OddsShark.com college football picks engine says it will happen.
The computer is projecting a 56-35 win for Andrew Luck's charges. With a current over under number at sportsbooks such as Bodog of 55.5, those 56 points puts...
Stanford picked a poor time to play a substandard football game, dashing its dreams of an undefeated season and shot at a national title with a 53-30 loss to Oregon on Saturday.
That was half of the laurels promised for what was to be the best football season on the Peninsula in recent memory. The other half is a Heisman Trophy for golden boy quarterback Andrew Luck, who picked...
Well, the time comes when the lights need to be turned on and the party must end. We had a good run of 10 weeks, as we watched the league’s worst teams flop around like wounded ducks as a few of them tried to convince us they weren’t losing on purpose for the 2012 NFL Draft’s top prize – Stanford QB Andrew Luck. Unfortunately, our party is pretty much over and we can stick...
While I`d like to believe Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian when he said that Peyton Manning will be back with the Colts next season, I find it hard to swallow. There just won’t be enough money to go around. Now that the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams have won two games a piece, the Colts are almost a lock to get the No. 1 pick in the draft, which will almost certainly...
It seemed like we were headed for a mess of undefeated teams arguing over who should be playing for the Crystal Trophy. The last few weeks have thinned the herd considerably. This week it was Stanford and Boise becoming the latest victims. Kellen Moore had his chance to seize his "Heisman Moment" but fell short against TCU. Andrew Luck wouldn't have that chance as...
The Indianapolis Colts have really asserted themselves as the front-runner in the Suck for Luck derby now. They seem to “win” (i.e. lose) every “Suck for Luck Bowl” in their path.
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1. Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Ind team needs: QB, CB, DT, OG
The Colts are to being bad at football what white 18-34 year...