Quick Stanford thoughts

If Stanford was distracted by all the "What's next for Jim Harbaugh/Andrew Luck?" talk, well, then that just makes a 40-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Discover Orange Bowl even more impressive.

If you are a betting person, don't lay money on Harbaugh staying. But Stanford fans should relish this one. The Cardinal will finish ranked in the final top four after going 1-11 in 2006.

Stanford dominated on both sides of the ball, outgaining the Hokies 534 yards to 291. Luck had four touchdown passes. The Cardinal rushed for 247 yards. The Hokies rushing attack, one of the best in the nation, rushed for only 67 yards.

Stanford won the second half 27-0. A nation that may have doubted Stanford now goes: "Oh. Golly. They are really, really good." And Stanford lost to Oregon 52-31.

Say Auburn fans: Hmm.

Stanford finishes 12-1. Without question, it's one of the special seasons on The Farm.

But it's hard to not look ahead to what is next for Harbaugh and Luck.

Stay tuned.