The Stanford Cardinal will face off against the Oklahoma St. Cowboys on Monday in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl. It has been known for quite some time that the bowl appearance will be the last college game for quarterback and two-time Heiman Trophy runner-up Andrew Luck, who will enter the 2012 NFL Draft, where he will likely be selected as the number one overall pick.
None of that seems to matter to Stanford head coach David Shaw, according to Kevin Gemmell of ESPN. Shaw has apparently been attempting to talk Luck into coming back for one more year with the Cardinal. He seems to be fully aware that it won't do any good, but you can't fault the guy for trying.
"I rode back from practice yesterday [Saturday] on the bus with him, and the entire time we're talking, I'm trying to find a way, OK, what can I say that will entice him to come back one more year? I couldn't think of anything and it wouldn't have worked anyway.
"It has been an unbelievable four years with him. And I say four. Even the year he didn't play was phenomenal, just to be around him and watch him systematically figure out what this college football thing was about as a true freshman and get ready to play lights out as a sophomore."
Tune in on Monday to see whether Luck will put on a show in his final game similar to the long bomb party that Robert Griffin III threw in the Alamo Bowl last week.