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)
Last week, the de facto No. 1 overall pick for the 2012 NFL Draft, Andrew Luck, was in Indianapolis for five years to do a round of interviews while also doing some corporate product pimping for Gatorade. We posted one of his interviews from that junket already, but yesterday Peter King of SI transcribed his very brief sit down with Luck and included it in his final Monday Morning Quarterback article for the 2011 season.
The interview is a bit light on substance, including a rather obvious pitch for the Gatorade products he was pitching while in Indy, but a few nuggets of info are worth highlighting.
- Luck is working out in Los Angeles with Athletes Performance Institute.
- He called the experience in Indianapolis, answering all sorts of questions about his future, made him feel like 'a laboratory rat.'
- At Stanford, he didn't just call his own plays at the line of scrimmage, but made suggestions for the game plan.
Luck ended his interview with King with this:
Me: What else do you think will help you as you take the next step to the NFL?
Luck: "I pretty much have an unquenchable thirst for football knowledge.''
As King points out in the article, somewhere, after reading that Luck quote, Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has a big, fat grin on his face.