Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Josh Nunes is an Absolute Magician, and new Stanford starting QB.

Stanford QB Josh Nunes. Photo via ESPN.

Stanford has found the replacement for the departed starting QB Andrew Luck. Redshirt junior Josh Nunes got the nod Tuesday to lead the Cardinal's offense in 2012, beating out Brett Nottingham.

Nunes is a little philosophical about replacing arguably one of the greatest QB's in Stanford history.

"The great thing is the path has been laid for how to be a successful quarterback here at Stanford," Nunes said, referring to Luck's career. "So, really, it's just following that pattern and emulating the kind of player that he was and the kind of person that he was here. I also got to realize I'm not Andrew Luck, and by no means am I trying to be exactly him. I'm trying to come out here and run this high-powered offense that we got and get it to the playmakers that we got."

Nunes won't get too much time to reflect. After games against San Jose State and Duke, the new Cardinal QB goes from frying pan into fire as Stanford goes up against USC on Sept. 15. Fortunately for him, it will be a home game. Or should we say "Luck-ily?"

And before you ask, Josh Nunes is not related to former Syracuse QB Troy Nunes, who really was an "Absolute Magician."