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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Donor renames Stanford’s offensive coordinator position after Andrew Luck

Stanford no longer has an offensive coordinator position. Nope, thanks to an anonymous donor, the position has been renamedThe Andrew Luck Director of Offense,” after former Cardinal four-year starter and current Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

“It is a huge tribute,” said Luck of his named Directorship. “To have anything endowed in my name is a complete honor. I feel very fortunate to have come to Stanford, and I have always enjoyed representing the University. The offensive coordinators I’ve had here helped me not only in football, but also to grow so much as a person. To be a part of that leadership and position is a very proud legacy for me.”

Luck ranks first on Stanford’s career list for wins, winning percentage, touchdown passes, completion percentage, and efficiency, and he’s second in career passing yards. It’s no wonder the position was named after him, though you have to wonder how another former Stanford quarterback feels about things.

If the quarterback coach position gets renamed “The John Elway Quarterback Guru” by an anonymous donor, be leery; the money either came from old number seven, or Ted Danson.

On a serious note, this sets a precedent that will likely be duplicated throughout college football. You know how things run in trends. When one school announced a “coach in waiting,” several others followed. Same with all the schools giving their Heisman Trophy winners statues. Just wait til you see this trend proliferate.

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