Here is the opening to my column about Stanford’s win over USC:


At first, you thought Stanford was out of Luck, as in out of Andrew Luck. That’s because the Cardinal offense wasn’t so hot and neither was quarterback Josh Nunes. I’m talking about the first half only, when there was a definite lack of Luck.

But OK, allow me to start again. It’s rare when the issue in a football game is so clear. But the issue for Stanford on Saturday against USC was as clear as it gets. Could the Cardinal be a national player, or even a major player in the Pac-12 without Luck, now on the Indianapolis Colts?

It was that simple. It really was.

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