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Harbaugh, Luck's silence says it all for future

Posted on: January 4, 2011 1:03 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

IF Jim Harbaugh goes to the NFL and if the Orange Bowl is any indication, he should be a pleasant guy to deal with during press conferences and after games.

I kid, I kid, but he clearly got fed up with all the "WHEN ARE YOU LEAVING STANFORD COACH BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU ARE?!?!?" questions over the past few hours.

Because when asked pregame by Michelle Tafoya of ESPN when he was making a decision, he quickly sidestepped the question. When Tafoya approached him after the game, he wouldn't even talk to her. And he had a little sumin'-sumin' for Rece Davis too.

"I'd just ask you to to respect the game and what these players did tonight -- it's all about them," Harbaugh said when asked about his future decision by Davis.

Andrew Luck was a little more open after the game, although you can tell he already knows how to deal with a tough question -- when asked immediately after the game if he was going "I'll definitely enjoy this, i don't want to make any impulse decision," Luck said after the Orange Bowl victory. "I'll talk to my folks and figure something out in the next couple days."

A-HA. He was all good until he said "couple of days," because that CLEARLY means he's leaving for the NFL. Thanks for your assistance, Watson, but I don't need you here any more.

Actually, Luck's a little short on time -- he's got until January 15th to declare for the NFL Draft, but, really, he'd be foolish not to leave.

He would land in a pretty good situation (the Panthers have a good running game, a good defense, a strong offensive line and as I said on Twitter, he threw more touchdowns in the Orange Bowl than Jimmy Clausen did his entire season for the Panthers). There's a good chance he'll slip in under the new rookie wage scale. He can finish his degree any time he wants. He probably won't be playing for Jim Harbaugh anyway.

And his stock will never, ever be higher than it is right now. Neither will Harbaugh's -- which probably explains why neither of them would provide any sort of confirmation or denial as to their future plans. But their domination on the field and their refusal to talk off it should say everything anyone wants to know.

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Posted on: January 5, 2011 2:42 am
 

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Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2011 10:58 am
 

Harbaugh, Luck's silence says it all for future

Luck if going to be number 1 pick has to come out. He is smart so not going to be so dumb to risk only thing that can happen if he comes back. Not being number 1 in 2012 draft. When you're rated that high you have to take it. Not many get a chance to be drafted number 1 so don't risk losing that. Carolina might trade it pick ot take him but whoever is number 1 has to take this guy. He will be a star Qb for years. Stanford ran as close to pro offense as is run in college. Last night it looked like a Pro team on both sides vs a college team. If not for one bad half vs Oregon they be playing for the title. What i saw last night looked like the team that was up on Oregon 21 to 3 at the half this year. Not sure Oregon could beat them now. Oregon has not looked as good last few games and Stanford looked better. Auburn get ready PAC 10 top 2 teams are great teams. Good luck trying to outscore Oregon. That is only way you can win. If game if 55 to 50 etc anyone can win. No defense will stop Ducks or Auburn should be wild game. Congrats Stanford best team you ever had this year. They played like champs for all but 1 half this year.



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 9:29 am
 

Harbaugh, Luck's silence says it all for future

No way Denver trades up to get Luck.  1st of all, Tebow proved he can give the offense life. Secondly, who drafts a QB in the 1st round 2 years in a row?  That would make Denver front office look as incompetent as Dan Snyder?  Denver needs Defense in the worst way.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2011 9:16 am
 

Harbaugh, Luck's silence says it all for future

#7 to #1 in the draft is a HUGE jump. That will cost the niners a fortune in picks and talent I am not sure they can afford to part with with the rebuilding they need to do. Harbaugh great fit in SF but Luck would be a reach.


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