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Report: Luck will only leave if Harbaugh's gone

Posted on: December 12, 2010 11:35 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Even though Cam Newton's the "best player in college football" (or whatever you want to call the Heisman Trophy winner), Andrew Luck is the current prize of the 2011 NFL Draft.

However, a report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Sunday indicated that Luck might not actually be available.

"Sources familiar with the thought process say Luck is more likely to return for his junior season if Jim Harbaugh remains his coach," Mortensen said. Potential injury and loss of wages will not weigh as heavily -- Luck planned on four years and a college degree."

In other words, the only real way to lure Harbaugh out is to get him hired by an NFL team (or another college team). The Panthers stand out as an obvious location for both guys, because they'll need a new coach after 2010 and are likely to hold the top spot in the NFL Draft.

However, Mort notes the Panthers would need "a stroke of luck" to get Harbaugh, who apparently would prefer staying on the West Coast.

That makes the position of the San Francisco 49ers very, very interesting because if the Niners hired Harbaugh, they'd probably be unlikely to grab Luck without making a deal. Given the strong connection between Luck and his coach, there's no question they'd be interested in moving up, but they certainly wouldn't be able to pretend they aren't desperate.

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Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2010 12:34 pm

Report: Luck will only leave if Harbaugh's gone

The world of college football would be a much better place with class acts like Harbaugh and Luck.  An outstanding athlete who WANTS a degree.  Unheard of....almost.  Ponder and Rolle of FSU are both bright spots in a seemingly corrupt environment.  I really wish FSU had won the ACC, I was looking forward to a game full of class.  With the greedy Pro's ONLY making a few million and staging a lockout, college is a better decision for Luck. 

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