1.11: 1-on-1 with Stanford FB/LB Owen Marecic
Owen Marecic on winning the Paul Hornung Award, life without Jim Harbaugh and life with Andrew Luck in 2011.
Currently. It. Found out when he text messages. You look at within the program. I'm very -- -- -- such an honor. Very humbled to be included in. This. Great group of finalists. Just. Very fortunate to be part of -- team it is at all credit coaches. And the players with the talent and their work ethic amendment on the easiest. It could be you or -- so they deserve all. The -- very special and it's. It was a blast in the so much on. A great group of guys. Really came together at the plate for each other all the years and that's what really makes -- now I'm excited to see how these guys take it to the next level next and they should be a fun offseason and knows what's important here. -- A couple years ago we had a a few injuries at the linebacker position and and coach Harbaugh one -- the start learning and in case there's. More entries and kind of emergency situations where there's been. So it kind of started there and we switched. -- cut -- corners in the offseason so carried out chance where in the defense. Along with everybody else Obama on the clean slate so -- -- more confident and comfortable with with the program from a mental standpoint. And they just kind of hung on from there and -- can count. Where you know -- count competition on both hasn't bought fullback and linebacker whose. Was able to. You know. Devote my skills on the field and you turn out alright yeah. Yeah -- challenging immediately -- -- replacing -- and then. He's actually going into -- game and -- that I think are feeling the ball is simple process. At the beginning of the week you know when we installed the game plans it was a little broke a whirlwind. Mentally but by the time game. It came time came around the game plan. Pretty some mountain and the body is a great minute ago when it comes game time you know physical part of it isn't -- -- -- -- -- especially when we're having so much success with this team that is. It's not. Not tough it. Stay in the -- been motivated. And and the coaches. Did a great job all here along they're so patient and so persistent with how. How they -- the game and how they. -- coach took technique and everything that I felt very confident every week with the mental side of the game. That your headline news that he's here now you're need to invent this from great football player that path and and yeah. I can't believe that some things -- that's go collect headed don't deserve it I have some work to do to improve us. As a football player but let down. -- it's -- Corning I mean he's. Mean the epitome of what this vehicle while wearing an absolute honor to be included. And and contentment that sentence that's unbelievable. You know your -- Actually package ready in order about opt -- so I hope -- that yeah it made -- -- well and he he would he would play. Did via -- You know class I think have a lot of work to do before. It can have that shot. But. If I have that opportunity every -- Whatever whatever came would have mean you know and and whatever. I'll fill whatever role team needs. This point -- Again. It is -- that happy that so good with the effort. Watching it if he -- next year. Well that that -- it appears that the faculty part of what was going on between players between coach wouldn't let it. I think coach Harbaugh is that she. Reason for all the success. And he has there's an attitude about men and energy that it's. Contagious and and we believe and then and you're really count we rallied around him and then and he really paved the way for us. Really took. The workload on you know on his shoulders and kinda. Carried us through. And I think everybody else you realize that team is just -- real special group of guys and we've played for each other and we're willing to. You know of course goes into the preparation and -- never lose focus on it and -- we have we always had. Great leadership on the team that that kept you know. Overarching goal you know -- -- just to try and for that and all your long game by game so. You know it's it's just really. Especially here's. It's. Frontal attack on the ballot at all. I'm done. Q what -- on me -- that T mean this team. Well if you're actually and I think when -- here it's not that. I have not talked to coach. -- being being through the program. Now and and having Warriors with him I think. You know it doesn't come us. -- Disappointment to me but I I. There -- a lot of guys were disappointed when they when they kind of in this just because you're such. Great leader to have on the team and incessant. Great man who looked up to and and to work for. Nothing's -- think you know coach Harbaugh really. Kind of force and his team work ethic and and their confidence that's that's gonna last. Even if he's not there leading the way so this super guy aces. They're going to be this. Successful. No matter who's leading them because they have that that foundation that work ethic at heart I need to be successful. And obviously -- -- -- and -- that they'll get -- if you happen this program that he dad. How horrible it -- -- it all out attack the. Yeah. I think it's the best coaching staff in the country and if they can stay intact. Through coach talk about leaving and I think that's. In the first step to try to take that keep everybody together. At the coaching staff stays intact the team has a great great shot it has taken the program to an even higher level actually. You know that Courtney is -- example I couldn't. It wouldn't be here -- relentless streak -- I think you know book coaches and you know all the coaches gone on the staff went -- great trouble. I'm leaving the team. And they're tremendous. Respect from the team. Which which is probably the most important. And you know everybody has a great understanding. Of football and how to play the game and and how to recruit him and things like that so I think -- mr. Bos B whether they keep. Those coach and how's it did hear criticism from the right. -- -- -- -- -- He didn't if that -- that's exactly your comeback. In the highest ranking and when did yeah. I'm not I was used to. Surprised I think we're expecting that we're kind of -- instant and you know he values -- education and he values this time in his life. I can't speak for him but it but I assume it has sold a lot with a friend that is made here and and the teammates. That he has so. In other they're really speaks. Barnes super -- as a person. He's such a great leader everybody gravitate towards him on the team -- Know him. And coach Harbaugh -- -- they paved the way for us we're out and do we win a pad. Even close to the success. That we had here so consider economy's in such great leaders. He -- Of the team's going to be successful apparently anyway.