Luck in charge: Stanford QB calling plays
Sunday, October 2, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Andrew Luck has been doing things no other quarterback in the country has for most of the last two years. Now he's taking on responsibilities most can only imagine.
For the first time in his career, Luck called his own plays during stretches of No. 7 Stanford's 45-19 victory over UCLA on Saturday night without any input from coaches. No script. No questions. Just Luck.
The Cardinal (4-0, 2-0 Pac-12) unleashed a new hurry-up offense that coach David Shaw had been plotting all summer. Luck even split out to receiver on several occasions as a decoy -- making an acrobatic one-handed catch on one play starting behind center -- and showed he can do more than just play quarterback.
Call him Coach Luck.