And Doug go back and look at Luck's game log from last year. Starting with the 1st game of the 10 out of 11 streak, Luck only threw for 300 yds. twice and had 2 games under 200.
Before last year's 10 out of 11 I agree, we needed hero ball from Luck. Not last year.
In the playoff win v Houston. Luck threw for only 222.
i do think its about the qb situation and if he thinks the team will be a contender or not. he probably will not say that publicly even if it is true
its not unheard of though, barry sanders and CJ come to mind
BTW, about Love - something that made an impression on me, not here but at the press-conference of their coach after he got caught with marijuana. I cannot understate how strong of a defense Anderson gave to Love. I didn't expect that. It was a player that was leaving the school and had just hit the news wire for drug related incident. He had all the incentive if not to slam him, to at least be reserved and evasive in the questioning. He wasn't. There was full support for Love and he even went as far as to throw shade at the local police and reports for being untruthful with the public about what happened. He literally said "I just hope those people responsible for those reports have the same miserable day that those 3 kids had". 3 days later Love and the others played in his final game - the bowl game vs Kent State.
His coach seem to absolutely love him and has nothing but highest praise for him. It's just part of the puzzle, but most coaches give generic statements of support for their players. What USU's coach is doing goes way beyond that. Again - just very small part of what's important but he seems to be able to grab the unquestioning support of his coaches at the very least.