I found a little tiny article on Chicago Breaking Sports News that ended with this sentence: "At Stanford, Turner will be entrusted with the development of sophomore quarterback Andrew Luck, who last year became the first freshman starter at the school since Chad Hutchinson."
Aren't you supposed to have to be smart to get into Stanford?
I guess not.
Apparently if you're Ron Turner, all you really need is... Luck.
That would be Andrew Luck, but this luck thing gets confusing.
See, once in awhile luck really IS what happens when preparation meets opportunity since Stanford's talented offensive coordinator David Shaw is apparently gonna go be the head coach at USC, which in turn becomes a lucky break for Turner as Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh just hired him to take Shaw's place.
How lucky is Ron?
Consider that in his college career he's responsible for for the 1997 and 2003 Fighting Illini teams which both won exactly zero Big Ten games. In fact they lost 11 games apiece - no other coach had pulled that feat off even once in Illinios' 100 plus year history and Ron did it twice. Then in 2005, after an Illinois career record of 35 wins and 57 losses (that's a .380 winning percentage), he got a call from Bears coach Dave Wannstedt to turn pro!
But I guess that's the luck of the draw, right?
In his two stints with the Bears ('93-'96, '05-'09) you can tally up all the QBs he was responsible for (their QB ratings) from the 93.5 of 1995's Eric Kramer to the 59.7 of 2005's Kyle Orton, and you get an average of 76.15. For perspective, some recent names in the 76 QB Rating Club would include Jay Cutler (26 Int in '09), Tyler Thigpen (2-14 with the '08 Chiefs) and Damon Huard (76.9 in '07, since released).
So unfortunately that means Luck's luck just ran out.
I mean... can you imagine being Luck?
And the guy "entrusted with the development" of Luck only has experience with luck because he's lucky to get a job.
While as a Bears Fan I feel like a lucky dog since Turner is gone, all you can say to Andrew Luck is "good luck".
There's one last football game on today, then we can concentrate on the Hawks and - lucky us - get more serious about baseball. Gonna grill up some skirt steaks with Gary the Cop and watch.
I see there's an excess of starting pitching in Milwuakee with Randy Wolf, Dave Bush, Jeff Suppan, Manny Parra and Doug Davis. That may not bode well for the Cubs since the Brewer bats always do well unless you're unlucky enough to be Prince Fielder when Reed Johnson's in the outfield.
The Nats Strike! But probably not a lucky strike as they signed former (2003) Cub lefty Shawn Estes, who I thought retired years ago.
And lastly, lucky you can read about Rod Blagojevich and his love for the Cubs. Can that guy just shut up and go to prison already please?