GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02: Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal looks on against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
While the Colts continue to fight the media battle with Peyton Manning, another quarterback that very well could end up here in Indianapolis invaded the Super Bowl Media Center promoting the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. Stanford QB Andrew Luck was only here for less than 24 hours, but every local TV station got a sit-down interview with him. It's time for some Luck video.
First up is WTHR Channel 13:
What do I get out of this? He likes doing math problems over writing papers, and grew up loving Legos, so he's OK in my book. Also his line about "nobody can replace Peyton" he says in most of his interviews when asked about him, and it's a great line. You can tell he knows the enormous shoes he'll fill, whether it be in 2012 or beyond.
More after the jump...
Next up is RTV-6, which you'll have to follow the link to watch (and a h/t to Radcolt). He brought up again about his former Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, and how he was taught to lead within himself and not like somebody else. Coming into a city and a team that is so used to the way Manning led, it's great he's already learned that he needs to just be himself, as everyone will want and expect him to be #18, when in reality it isn't possible to do. God bless Jim Harbaugh.
He also sat down with Fox 59, again with a link, and Chris Hagan asked him the question I've been most interested in, and that's how much he'll be doing at the Combine, which he said he didn't know yet. My guess is he won't throw, but it didn't seem to hurt Cam Newton last year. He also got the softball questions about the "best assistant coach at Stanford", where he panders to the Indianapolis crowd a bit.
Last is WISH-TV:
"Every competitor wants to play, but you have to take advantages of the scenarios around you." He's saying the right things, which should be expected. He doesn't sounds like a guy who will be making a power-play with any team, but it's clear his preference is to play right away. In fact, if that wasn't the case, I'd be worried about him. I'd also highly recommend clicking the link there and getting more video on what others are saying about Luck, including Saints QB Drew Brees.
One more for you, and that's Luck doing one of the Gatorade drills:
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While Luck didn't say anything earth-shattering, it's great to see him handle himself so well in interviews, and realize what he'll be walking into here. Get used to seeing this guy for the next decade with a blue horseshoe on his helmet, as it sure seems Luck has started that process already.