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Stanford’s quarters system may cost Luck some OTAs


The NFL prohibits incoming underclassman rookies from participating in offseason workouts until the first-year players’ academic calendar has concluded. As NFL Network’s Albert Breer pointed out in a Friday report, Stanford’s “quarters” system may prevent presumptive No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck from attending some Organized Team Activities.

Luck must finish final exams before reporting to the Colts. While Luck has an exemption for the Colts’ May 4-6 minicamp, Stanford’s exams aren’t until June 8-13. Indianapolis’ first full-squad minicamp is scheduled for June 12-14, which may cause a scheduling conflict. Breer does report that Luck is “expected” to attend that minicamp, however.

Luck’s availability for the Colts’ May 17, May 24, and June 6 OTAs is in serious jeopardy, though, because there is no league exemption for Luck to participate, and he won’t be finished with exams by any of those dates.

So due to a tricky NFL rule, Drew Stanton and Trevor Vittatoe may have to hold down the fort at quarterback longer than the Colts might like.

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29 Responses to “Stanford’s quarters system may cost Luck some OTAs”
  1. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 30, 2012 6:26 PM

    …and if he flunks, of course, he will have to repeat the year.

  2. jhart615 says: Mar 30, 2012 6:27 PM

    Oh no! What ever will Mr. Luck. do?!?

  3. spinmovr says: Mar 30, 2012 6:30 PM

    You type “quarters” as if it’s not a real thing. Many schools in CA use 10 week schedules for classes instead of 15.

    Because of PFT usual sloppiness it’s hard to tell if Luck himself has to be done with exams or the college football program’s exam week has to be completed. If it’s the former, Luck shouldn’t have any problem.

  4. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 30, 2012 6:32 PM

    This rule doesn’t really hurt Luck, but it could hurt lower-round picks who need to attend as many OTAs as they can to have the best chance of making the team.

  5. botchedextrapoint says: Mar 30, 2012 6:32 PM

    Though he was “pro ready” he won’t need OTA ‘s.

  6. noeffinway says: Mar 30, 2012 6:45 PM

    Stanton is will be starting by mid season anyways.

  7. dbellina says: Mar 30, 2012 7:15 PM

    The same thing happened to Toby Gerhart his rookie year.

  8. seaner44 says: Mar 30, 2012 7:16 PM

    The colts signed him already?

  9. buffalomafia says: Mar 30, 2012 7:20 PM

    How do we really know the Colts might just select RG III?

  10. dkeyser says: Mar 30, 2012 7:29 PM

    Heaven forbid the kid finishes school so he may have an actual career beyond football.. By all means lets trash anybody who doesn’t put a game they will play for a decade or less in front of the 40 or so years after they are done playing

  11. realitypolice says: Mar 30, 2012 7:31 PM

    He’s finished.

    I predict he falls in the draft from #1 to…..#1.

  12. arthouseboxing says: Mar 30, 2012 7:47 PM

    I am writing exams in april

  13. eugenesaxe says: Mar 30, 2012 7:51 PM

    Yeah, there’s no way he’ll receive special considerations to get his exams over early.

  14. xsorethumbx says: Mar 30, 2012 8:08 PM

    pretty sure he can get up to speed quickly, he went to Stanford not Ohio State for a reason

  15. phishead1313 says: Mar 30, 2012 8:35 PM

    So…Thats just BAD Luck…

  16. TheWizard says: Mar 30, 2012 8:46 PM

    I have a hunch Assante Samuel never had this problem…………

    …….wonder what his major was………

  17. TheNaturalMevs says: Mar 30, 2012 9:17 PM

    Not sure which of you Silva’s (I’ll say Drew but Evan gives a run for the money) fell out of the retard tree first but Luck actually isn’t a Colt yet. Moron.

  18. iseek11 says: Mar 30, 2012 9:19 PM

    When does RGIII finish? You’d think they would have offered that tidbit for contrast.

  19. Christian says: Mar 30, 2012 9:43 PM

    Trevor Vittatoe, a camp arm for the Bears last year, which means he was worse, presumably FAR worse, than Caleb Hanie. And I think I just threw up a little in my mouth…

  20. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 30, 2012 10:35 PM

    Yeah, but imagine the movie possibilities if Trevor Vittatoe won the job. Then the game. Then the championship. There wouldn’t be a dry eye in the house.

  21. bears5683 says: Mar 30, 2012 11:00 PM

    That should be a deal breaker, go with RGIII.

  22. harperquinn says: Mar 31, 2012 12:03 AM

    iseek11 says: Mar 30, 2012 9:19 PM

    When does RGIII finish? You’d think they would have offered that tidbit for contrast.


    RGIII actually already finished his undergrad degree in 2010 (early) and has been working on a master’s since then. There’s a reason folks have been raving about this kid.

  23. skolvikesskol says: Mar 31, 2012 12:20 AM

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz… Wah?… Huh?… Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..

  24. rgledz says: Mar 31, 2012 12:20 AM

    Is this guy an idiot!? Christian Ponder graduated in 2 years.. C’mon Andrew.

  25. cardmagnet says: Mar 31, 2012 1:06 AM

    Hopefully Luck doesn’t lose his starting job…..bwuahahaha. Next story, please.

  26. scoob766 says: Mar 31, 2012 4:34 AM

    People on this board need to go to college, then maybe you won’t knock the kid for getting an education OR you can keep working at your $50k jobs lol….

  27. dewalt2990 says: Mar 31, 2012 7:02 AM

    Go Drew!

  28. jackshine says: Mar 31, 2012 9:48 AM

    Complete joke.

    Why we need/have right to work laws and laws against
    age discrimination.

  29. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Apr 1, 2012 6:16 PM

    How is this even a story? So he might miss one OTA? Yawn.. who cares?

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