CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ye olde notebook:
In case you've somehow missed it, ESPN reported earlier this month Manziel is being investigated by the NCAA amid charges he took money for signing autographs, a violation.
"I can tell you about people wanting autographs from waiting on Andrew," Luck said of his son, the former Stanford and current Indianapolis Colts quarterback.
"You have kids with scraps of paper, but then you'll have men with bags of helmets and poster-sized pictures . . . They'll follow you to dinner. They're clearly selling for profit."
If some of them got to Manziel, his college football eligibility is in jeopardy. And now some schools are taking action to avoid what Louisville coach Charlie Strong called "a national problem." Louisville players - especially star QB Teddy Bridgewater - have been told not to sign anything. Miami Hurricane players were told to sign only school-issued posters at the school's annual CanesFest.
"We haven't [taken action]," Luck said. "I didn't see the stories until after our fan day. But I will tell you it's something we'll look at. This is about people profiting on kids. It's been happening since I was in school, but you didn't have eBay or things like that."
Luck said many of the student-athletes disdain signing items.
"The athletes aren't making money," he said. "They like signing for little kids, but when adults ask them, they're put in an uncomfortable position."
Change, he said, is coming as the five "power conferences" move away from the rest. Luck calls the move a "fait accompli."
"We need to redefine scholarships, which hasn't been done since the 1960s," Luck said. "I'd support a stipend for athletes across the board. Maybe $2,000 per year; $1,000 per semester. If a kid is on a partial scholarship, say a 40 percent scholarship, he or she would get 40 percent of that.
"I told [assistant AD] Michael Szul to put it in our budget a year ago."
The question put to Luck: can WVU afford it?
"Yes," he said.