Stanford chooses Josh Nunes as starting quarterback | College football
Stanford names Josh Nunes its starting quarterback. Last season's Stanford QB, Andrew Luck, was the first player taken in the NFL draft.
STANFORD, Calif. — There will be no hiding from Andrew Luck's legacy this season.
Every time Josh Nunes walks into the Stanford football offices, he will see the trophies Luck helped win. When he runs through the Stanford Stadium tunnel for the first time as the starting quarterback, he will see No. 12 jerseys in the crowd. And if he reads the record books, there is one name usually at the top.
"It's the biggest shoes I think you could have to follow," Nunes said.
Cardinal coach David Shaw announced Tuesday the junior quarterback beat out sophomore Brett Nottingham, ending a lengthy and close competition to replace Luck, the first player taken in this year's NFL draft and two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up.
"Over time, Josh has been the most consistent," Shaw said. "Make no mistake. This is not about wild plays, it's not about doing something outside the framework of the offense. This is about consistency. This is about executing the plays that were called. It's not about who hasn't played well. All of our quarterbacks have competed. All of our quarterbacks have approached this with a workmanlike attitude. But Josh has been the most consistent over this time."
No. 21 Stanford will open the regular season against San Jose State on Aug. 31 with a quarterback who has thrown all of two passes and completed one — for 7 yards — in his college career.
in child-porn case
EAGLE LAKE, Minn. — The coach at Minnesota State, Mankato, was arrested on suspicion of child pornography, sheriff's officials said.
Todd Hoffner, 46, was in custody on suspicion of using underage people in a sexual performance and possession of child pornography, Blue Earth County Sheriff's Capt. Rich Murry said.
Hoffner has a 34-13 record at the school; he is married and has three children.
The author of a new biography of Joe Paterno says the late Penn State coach and his family never tried to limit his access to them after the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke.
Joe Posnanski said the Paternos wanted their story to be told and trusted him to do it fairly.
"The one thing they were so good about, they never, from Joe all the way down, they never tried to influence the book," Posnanski said. "They never said, 'Hey, leave this out or don't put this in.' Or this might be misconstrued or whatever."
"Paterno" was released Tuesday.
Posnanski began the project well before Sandusky, Paterno's longtime assistant coach, was charged in November with sexually abusing boys.
Sandusky is jailed and awaiting sentencing after being convicted in June on 45 criminal counts involving 10 boys.
Paterno was fired in November and died in January at 85.
• Corwin Brown, defensive coordinator at Notre Dame from 2007 to 2009 and a former NFL player, received a suspended four-year sentence for striking his wife and holding her hostage during a police standoff, after his wife, Melissa, said sending him to prison would do more harm to him and their family.
Brown, 42, was taken from his home Aug. 12, 2011, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a seven-hour standoff with police in Granger, Ind.
• Notre Dame cornerback Lo Wood will miss the season with an Achilles tendon injury.
• Texas Tech dismissed linebacker Daniel Cobb from the team after he was arrested and charged with felony burglary.