Originally Posted by IslandRed
Stanford operates like Notre Dame in the one specific aspect that is relevant to the subject at hand: Why the university itself called Andrew Luck a senior instead of a redshirt junior.
Everything else with respect to comparing the two schools should be considered an attempt to explain why they do it that way, and not a declaration that they do everything exactly alike. To the extent it might have muddied the water, my apologies.
Stanford as an institution has not been consistent in how they refer to Luck. The same website that lists him as a senior in his bio also has the following:
--Honored as the Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year for Division I football, Luck is a junior who is an Architectural Design major with a 3.48 G.P.A.
--2010 (SOPHOMORE): Was named the Pac-10's Offensive Player of the Year...was also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy,