In The "Chuck"... with Chuck

Part of our collective effort to maintain Stanford's proud football history and heritage is our ongoing commitment to remembering seasons past. Many veteran Booties will recall the campaign-opening contests of the late 1970s. Former defensive line standout Chuck Evans hasn't forgotten much and we took a few moments to travel back in time.

In The "Chuck"... with Chuck

Hours before kick-off against Sac State on Saturday, "Emeritus" had a chance to sit down in the famously festive "Chuck Taylor Grove" aka "The Chuck" with Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame defensive end Chuck Evans (1976-1979) and talk about some of the Cardinal's season-opening games of the late 1970s. Some guys we speak with have trouble recalling much of the details of their playing days. Well, it is safe to say that Chuck is not one of them! Read on to hear about the dramatic 1978 opener at home against powerhouse Oklahoma, the eye-opening 1977 road opener at Colorado, and the frustrating 1979 opener on the road against Tulane at the New Orleans Superdome. We didn't win those games, but each time, the experiences set the stage for how the Stanford teams would play the rest of the season. These were all challenging games to start a season and did not allow for the acclimative warm-up of yesterday's 52-17 rolling of FCS representative Sacramento State.

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