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It should give Luck enough time to work on academics and still spend those long weekends preparing for his new job.

“This is what I love to do, and I want to devote 100 percent of my time right now to being the best football player I can be and the best quarterback for this team,” said Luck, who also plans to attend Stanford’s graduation ceremony in June. “But I realize that I’m not going to let 3 1/2 years of school go to waste right now. I am going to try to finish strong and go from there.”

Luck takes over a team that finished a league-worst 2-14 after Peyton Manning was lost for the season following multiple neck surgeries.