Nottingham has the slight edge for Luck's old position.
Out of all the tough acts to follow in the top 25, Stanford's may be the most difficult to fill. Luck helped to raise the bar in Palo Alto, leading the Cardinal to 31 wins and two BCS bowl appearances over the last three years. Luck finished his career with 9,430 yards and 82 touchdowns, while adding 957 yards and seven scores on the ground.
There's really no way for Stanford to replace Luck's production in one offseason, but that's the task for junior Josh Nunes and sophomore Brett Nottingham. The two quarterbacks have thrown just 10 career passes and have not played any meaningful snaps. Nottingham and Nunes left spring practice locked into a tight battle for the starting job, but the edge is expected to go to Nottingham. The sophomore was regarded as one of the top 15 quarterbacks coming out of high school and will have a difficult time replacing Luck's production in 2012.