STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — David Shaw might have slept better the nights before games last year than any other coach in the country.
Not so this season.
Not without Andrew Luck.
The NFL’s No. 1 overall pick, two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up and perhaps the greatest player in Stanford history is gone. So are three others drafted in the first 42 picks and a half-dozen more now in NFL training camps.
Left behind is a talented mix of tight ends and running backs, one of the Pac-12’s top defenses and the league’s reigning Coach of the Year. Even he’s still tossing and turning trying to figure out who will be the once-in-a-generation quarterback’s replacement.