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Sunday Quickies: Andrew Luck Retirement Edition

Luck shocked the football world last night

NFL: Preseason-Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

While college football took center stage last night with the Miami vs. Florida opener, another storyline broke through and took the football world by shock.

Andrew Luck, the 29-year-old star QB for the Indianapolis Colts, announced his retirement abruptly, with only two weeks remaining until the opening of the NFL regular season.

For Luck, who has had his fair share of injuries and taken a higher-than-average amount of hits in his NFL career, it came down to the toll that football has taken on his body and his mind.

The news set the football world on fire last night with a wide variety of takes from football media and fans, but the saddest involved fans booing Luck off the field at the end of the Colts game last night.

Luck’s retirement is one of the most shocking we’ve seen in the sport for a while, but best of luck to him moving forward.

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These Behind the Scenes projects have been great.

I’m still a little shocked.


Beau Allen leads comeback in season opener - Herald Leader

The future Wildcat brought his squad back late to pick up the W.

Date set for Big Blue Madness ticket distribution - Herald Leader

Mark your calendar for Sept. 27.

Herbstreit expects UK to play angry in 2019 - Cats Pause

The Cats have witnessed a lot of disrespect this offseason.

Green, Christopher planning visits to Kentucky - KSR

Kentucky is still heavily in pursuit of the top 10 duo.

Luck shocks the NFL with retirement announcement - Bleacher Report

The Colts now face a difficult spot with only weeks until the start of the season.

Texans fear torn ACL for Lamar Miller - ESPN

Preseason injuries are the worst.

Florida holds off Miami in college football opener - Yahoo

Not a great showing by either squad.

Miami breaks out turnover chain, touchdown rings - Yahoo

Even in the loss, still kind of cool.

Best players that should be cut - Bleacher Report

These players may be getting ready to look for a new team.