In case you missed it, The New York Times ran a lengthy and flattering feature on Andrew Luck, Jim Harbaugh, and Stanford in today’s college football season preview. Let’s be honest: Good Will Hunting, Roble (for those of us who lived there), and Stanford football all in one article from the country’s most prestigious paper makes for really good stuff. Some notable excerpts:
Quicker than he could pick up a zone blitz, Luck, Stanford’s quarterback, did his best Will Hunting impression and solved the complicated structural engineering equation.
“We’ll find out this year whether we can coach or not,” Harbaugh said. “Don’t confuse a bull market with being smart. We don’t have Toby anymore.”
Luck, who has a 3.55 grade point average, also has an academic load in the classroom that few other star quarterbacks can match. His adviser, John Barton, described Luck’s architectural design major as having 36 units of math and science and a heavy dose of “hard-core structural engineering and designing.” Matt Leinart’s ballroom dancing classes at U.S.C., this is not.