Stanford fans may never forget Andrew Luck's legacy, and thanks to an anonymous donor the coaches won't either. Stanford announced on Tuesday that the offensive coordinator position had been endowed by a gift in honor of Andrew Luck.
The offensive coordinator position on Stanford's staff is now technically the Andrew Luck Directorship of Offense.
To be fair, the technical name of David Shaw's head coaching position is the Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football. But still, a pretty cool honor for a former player and Heisman Trophy finalist.
"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," said Pep Hamilton - the Cardinal's first Andrew Luck Director of Offense - in an official release.
Hamilton was preceded by Shaw at the offensive coordinator position, a key piece in Luck's ascension to stardom. Before 2009, the Cardinal recorded seven straight losing seasons. With Luck starting under center, Stanford had a 31-7 record - including an 8-3 mark against Top 25 opponents.
"I am very pleased that Andrew Luck's name will be perpetually tied to the Director of Offense position at Stanford," Shaw said. "Because of his great play on the field, his intellect and his great relationships with the coaching staff, Andrew allowed us to do so much on offense the last three years at Stanford. He set the bar high for himself, for every quarterback who comes to Stanford, and for our performance as an offense."
Official titles for coaching jobs is not a widely practiced tradition in college football, but I doubt you will find anyone complaining about Stanford's decision to honor the endowment in this case. Do you have any suggestions for official titles for other coaching jobs? Let us know in the comment section below, Facebook, or on Twitter @EyeOnCFB.
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