Stanford redshirt sophomore quarterback Kevin Hogan, whom some NFL scouts are pegging as a potential first-round draft pick in the future, recently indicated support for the Second Amendment, tweeting that while a bad man with a gun is dangerous, a good man with a gun is dangerous to the bad man.
a bad man with a gun is very dangerous, but good man with a gun is very dangerous to the bad man #america
— Kevin Hogan (@khoagie8) July 21, 2013
The quarterback (@KHoagie8) is also not shy about embracing the American flag, as can be seen in this tweet:
— Kevin Hogan (@khoagie8) June 21, 2013
Hogan attends school in liberal Northern California. Athletes and students, particularly those at America’s elite universities, are under more pressure to conform to liberal ideologies or political correctness and to blame America first for all that is wrong with the world. Hogan has not gotten this memo or has ignored it, and his embrace of traditional American values is refreshing in this era.
Stanford, a school that was voted the academic university in the nation by Forbes, is also a national title contender in football this year after their 2013 Rose Bowl win. They return a defense as ferocious as any in the country that is stocked with players who will play on Sundays. Because Stanford’s admissions committee has tougher academic standards for athletes than other “academic” schools like Notre Dame, Duke, Vanderbilt, and Northwestern and actually enforces those standards, much to the chagrin of coaches at times, the fact that Stanford head coach David Shaw said he expects the team to be a perennial national title contender is quite stunning, especially because of the depth required in football. Unlike a school like Alabama, which can replace almost any injured starter with a 5-star recruit with as much or more potential, Stanford does not have that luxury.
But after former coach Jim Harbaugh built the foundation for team with his “win with character and cruelty” mentality, Stanford has played as tough and nasty as most SEC teams in recent years and has won its games in the trenches even though they play in a pass-happy conference and were helmed by Andrew Luck, who became the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Shaw has built on what Harbaugh left him.
Hogan led Stanford’s resurgence last year with his mobility and passing accuracy and helped the team win its last five straight games when he was finally made the team’s starter, which included a win at Eugene, Oregon that derailed Oregon’s national title hopes. He also led Stanford to a Rose Bowl win, which John Elway and Andrew Luck could not accomplish while at the Farm. Hogan attended Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C., and may be on the verge of getting a bigger national profile and spotlight if Stanford lives up to its preseason billing.
Stanford will enter the 2013 college football season most likely as a top-5 team in the nation, and may be ranked as high as no. 2 in some polls.