Expanding the resume.
It’s not enough that Stanford’s Andrew Luck leads one of the best teams in the country, as well as the race for the Heisman Trophy.
Now, he’s calling his own plays.
Coach David Shaw has started allowing his cerebral senior quarterback to make his own decisions at the line of scrimmage, something Washington coach Steve Sarkisian described as a “lost art.” Shaw said the Cardinal allowed Luck to do that a little bit against USC two years ago, but have had the strategy — borrowed from former NFL coach Jon Gruden — mostly on the shelf since then.
“It really helps him play the game faster,” Shaw said. “We have one of the few quarterbacks in college football who can truly do it.”
Big game of the week.
The last time the Oregon Ducks played Cal, their high-flying offense ground to a virtual halt and they needed a punt return for a touchdown to escape the Bay Area with a sloppy 15-13 victory last season.
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Just for those who still have doubts that this kids is about as sure a franchise QB you can possibly get.