With the Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers taking on Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3, it will definitely be a challenge for Harbaugh to draw up a game plan against his former protege at Stanford.
But despite the fact that they will be on opposing sidelines on Sunday, Harbaugh has tremendous respect and praise for Luck, who was the first overall pick in last year’s draft.
In fact, Harbaugh even revealed a conversation he had with Luck back in 2011, when the quarterback had just returned from camp at the Manning Passing Academy. Luck described how he had gotten to know another young quarterback by the name of Colin Kaepernick.
“When Andrew came back from the academy, I just asked him what quarterbacks stood out to him, who was good and who he got along with,” Harbaugh said. “He lit up talking about Colin. When I met Colin, I could see why. I could see the similarities in the two.”
Two years later, Kaepernick is now Harbaugh’s starting quarterback for the 49ers, and has already led his team to the Super Bowl.
But right now, Harbaugh’s focus is on stopping Luck come Sunday afternoon. How does he plan on doing that?
“That’s an interesting question and a good one,” he said. “The answer isn’t a real good one, because there’s not a lot that confuses him or rattles him. There’s very little that he doesn’t handle well. He’s just that type of player.”