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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
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

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.

Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 5:08 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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Since: Nov 24, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 12:43 am

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

Enough credits to graduate? Smart guy because he attends Stanford? Plan for life after the NFL? Are you RETARDED? J Russell bilked the Raiders out of enough to stay in hookers, and crispy cremes forever. Ditto 30 others in the past decade. The punk will be (financially) fine. He's going to party off his wonder buttocks just like Lienart, Russel, Garret.... ect

Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 12:41 am

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

For the financial potential of professional athletic career, it is worthwhile for him to not graduate. If he values having a degree, and a graduate degree after that, he will have the opportunity to earn both either during or after his NFL career.. This is a very foolish discussion, really. With pressures and obligations of being a number one pick and then a signee, he might not have time to do his academic work. Possibly, he already has earned his bachelors degree. I tried to look into this, but was not able to determine either way what he degree situation is. He is reported to be an excellent academic student, and I am sure is close to his degree if he hasn't earned it already.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2011 11:42 pm

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

I'd love to see him go back to school ONE MORE TIME, just for the drama.

Since: Jun 24, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 11:37 pm

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

Gotta disagree.  No team goes from 10-6 to 0-16.  Never been done and won't be done again because it's practically impossible.  You don't lose one player and then forget how to block and tackle and coach all over the field.  The Patriots lost Tom Brady in the first game of the season, and still won 11 games with a backup QB named Matt Cassell. That's what usually happens.  No, the Colts saw that everything was falling apart and then went with it.  That's been too obvious.  Hopefully, the whole thing blows up in their faces.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 10:36 pm

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

Lol....Luck has not told me that he wants to play for the Colts...far from it. So what if he doesn't enroll in the Winter quarter.....duh! He can still enroll in the Spring quarter. Luck is not delcaring for the draft. I said it last year...and I was right...and I will say it again and I will be right again.

Besides, David Shaw still needs another year of coaching before Stanford is at a level that Luck can leave without do much more. Well aside from coaching...David Shaw really messed up in the game against Oregon. Oregon isn't THAT good...far from it. 

Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 9:11 pm

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

Early?  This is his fifth year and he probably had credits carry-over from high school.  Colleges love to do that so that they can put fewer people into classrooms and save money.  Yes, Stanford too.  I entered with a full semester worth of college credit.

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 8:25 pm

Stanford is on the quarter system

Winter quarter starts January 9th. So I'm guessing luck can graduate with his degree on January 12th, play in a bowl game, and not have to enroll for the Winter quarter. Good for him for staying to graduate, and doing so early!

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 7:58 pm

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

Losing on purpose?  Have you even watched a game this year?  The stink is legitimate.   The Colts special teams has been bad for a very long time.  That is no surprise.  The offensive line hasn't been good in a while and they are facing a number of injuries so the already suspect line has become very unstable.   The defense was designed to play with the lead which the Colts have rarely held this year.  That neutralizes the defensive ends.  Then there is the problem that about a quarter of the starting lineup on defense is out for the year with injuries.  You combine that with poor coaching and you have a recipe for disaster.  Now try that same recipe with Curtis Painter instead of Peyton Manning and it is very easy to see them going 0-16.  This year they are legitimately a terrible team.

Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 6:33 pm

Report: Luck not re-enrolling at Stanford

Just so there is absolutely no confusion. Luck will be leaving Stanford with his degree in architectual design. He redshirted as a freshman, which gives him 5 year playing eligibility, but he acquired his degree in 4 years, same as a lot of other students do.

His main goals were to come back for his degree, take another shot at a Pac-12 or National Championship and to attend school one more year with his sister. Some can put a price on just about anything, but I think for him, those possiblities in themselves were priceless.

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