Obviously, it would be Luck. Donors are literally sending big checks to Stanford because of what his son did. And if Hennessy wants Luck as much as WVU's Clements did, well, watch out.
We will soon see. Luck's name has not only been linked to Stanford, but to the A.D. opening at Texas A&M and (ready for this?) the opening for Big East commissioner. (To the latter rumor all that came to mind were three letters: Lol.)
If Luck stays, he'll continue to be the target of bigger and richer schools. It will not stop. He is that respected.
Clements will certainly do all he can to keep Luck. But understand the university president is trying to create an atmosphere where many of his hires are desired by other schools. He will be able to keep some. With others, he won't.
What happens with Luck will be interesting. He might be offered by Stanford. If not, Texas or Ohio State or - more likely - Michigan will one day come calling. It's inevitable. And, really, it's a wonderful compliment to Clements and WVU.
It will just boil down to where Luck is most happy. It boils down to where his family is most happy. Perhaps he's satisfied with his contributions to his alma mater. He extracted WVU from the Big East and placed it in a more stable Big 12 environ. That's a heck of a contribution.
But the majority of WVU fans I've spoken to hope Luck feels at home down on our farms. And that he sticks around until the cows come home.
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