Andrew Luck on Jim Harbaugh

Andrew Luck spoke about former coach Jim Harbaugh at today’s college football media day.

Obviously he’s crazy about the guy. Here’s what he had to say.

Luck compares David Shaw and Harbaugh:

Anybody who knew or covered or came across coach Harbaugh knows he’s full of energy, a lot of attention on himself, not by him but he walked into the room and he sort of commanded the room, exuberant, all over the place, Coach Shaw a little more laid back, quiet, takes his time to make decisions, makes very rational decisions. Obviously, Coach Harbaugh I love him. He was great for me. But I think Coach Shaw is going to do just as well.

Q: Why do you love Harbaugh?

Luck: he helped me out personally, growing as a football player, as a man sort of off the field teaching me how to handle certain situations. I guess too how to be yourself and be your own personality.

Q: Did you learn quarterbacking from him?

Luck: Absolutely, he brought everybody along. He coached all the quarterbacks at Stanford while I was there very very well and we all grew.

Q: Have you been in touch with him?

Luck: No. Couple of texts here and there. (Luck laughs.) He’s busy, especially now. I’ll let him be.

Q: What will his effect be on Colin Kaepernick?

Luck: I think he (Kaepernick) will have a blast. He’ll really enjoy running that offense. I’ve gotten to know Colin through a couple of camps and I’ve always been very impressed by how he carries himself and by watching him on the field – he’s so athletic and strong, and how well he threw on the run. I don’t think they’ll put him in a position where he’s not going to have a chance to succeed. And I think he’ll take advantage of that. I don’t know too much about the quarterback dynamic on their team now, who’s going to play and who’s not going to play but I feel very excited for him.


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