In a video published today by ESPN’s College Football Live, Andre Ware claims that Cardinal starting quarterback Andrew Luck isn’t just in the discussion of the nation’s top collegiate passers: he is “maybe the best of the bunch” says Ware before analyzing Luck’s football talents. “There’s nothing to dislike about Andrew Luck,” said Ware, who won the 1989 Heisman Trophy as a quarterback at the University of Houston. The video can be seen here, atop an interesting article about the diversity of playing styles among college quarterbacks by Stanford graduate Ivan Maisel.
Also on ESPN today, PAC-10 blogger Ted Miller rated Luck the second-best quarterback in the conference, trailing only Washington QB Jake Locker. Miller’s description of the two athletes is virtually identical and claims that the biggest concern regarding Luck the absence of Toby Gerhart in the backfield this year. Apparently Miller did not see the Stanford-UW game on the Farm last year, in which Locker’s Huskies were silenced in an easy early-season conference win for the Card.
Miller at least partially atoned for his gargantuan error in sporting judgement when he wrote today that the PAC-10 “is again the conference of QBs,” and selected a photograph of Luck to complement the written piece.
Moral of the story: if Luck performs on the field for the Card this season, he should not face the lack of preseason hype that stymied Toby’s campaign and resulted in the Heisman going to a running back with inferior numbers and an overall less impressive resume.