View from the Press Box: USC

It's another sobering stat sheet after another blowout loss for Stanford. What was new in Saturday's 42-0 loss to USC? The Cardinal gave up just 108 yards rushing at a clip of 3.4 yards per carry, but the Trojans trumped in the air with 247 passing yards on 14 completions. Stanford made progress in their passing game, believe it or not. Read on for how it all unfolded...
November 5, 2006

Looking for Enough Offense

We are drawn to today's game between Stanford and Arizona with morbid fascination, like a moth to a flame. Both the Card and Cats are enduring struggles and sit at the bottom of almost all Pac-10 offensive categories. Arizona however has a defense stocked with size and athleticism that tilt in their favor. Stanford will lean upon an improved running game and hopeful changes in the passing attack.
October 14, 2006

View from Beyond the Press Box: UCLA

Stanford's defense stands so tall as to keep UCLA's offense from scoring a single point in the first half and just seven points into the fourth quarter. So how does the Cardinal suffer a 31-0 defeat Saturday night in the Rose Bowl? Four offensive turnovers, a blocked punt, overall poor special teams and an even worse offense.
October 1, 2006

Tackle Talk with Doug Sams

There has been a good deal of emphasis given to the need to improve Stanford's offensive line, but Walt Harris before the spring highlighted the tackle spots as positions in great need of improvement. Through three-plus weeks of spring ball, we sit down with the man responsible for coaching that group: Doug Sams. He has comments on all six of his tackles, including who is making the biggest strides and where the competition is hottest.
April 28, 2006

Spring Ball: Day 12

We missed a good deal of action on the practice field Tuesday, while the story broke of Stanford's new Athletic Director hire. But we did catch enough to see some changes at several positions that derived from Saturday's scrimmage. We have the scoop on shake-ups at offensive tackle, inside linebacker, cornerback, running back and more. Plus, full offensive statistics from the scrimmage, and what they help tell us.
April 27, 2006

Spring Ball: Day Three

NCAA rules allow for upper pads for the first time on the third day of spring practices, and thus a level of contact and hitting not see the first two days. Our eyes turned toward the offensive line, defensive line and running backs on Day Three of spring ball. Who sits atop the depth charts? Who is on the rise? Also, other notes around the field, including Stanford's first position switch this spring...
April 10, 2006

Spring Preview: Offense Part I

As Walt Harris says, the returning numbers on the offensive line for Stanford are both good news and bad news. The position that perhaps most benefits from accumulated experience has a load of experience. However, Stanford's front five yeilded the worst rushing offensive in the conference last year and could not protect Trent Edwards. It all starts up front for the Cardinal in '06 and this spring...
April 7, 2006

ASU: View from the Press Box

How in the world does Stanford post 45 points in a Pac-10 football game? The Cardinal are an improving squad, and you had to be in Stanford Stadium on Saturday to see the outstanding work on offense, defense and special teams against the Sun Devils. If you were not on hand to see the 45-35 victory, you will want to get inside the action with this game log.
October 23, 2005