For those of us obsessed with the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data, The Bootleg's Contributing Columnist & Senior Statistician Terry Johnson tackles the importance of handling "sudden change" situations. Read on for an appreciation of the impact of turnovers and a look at how far the Cardinal "D" has come in learning to respond to unexpected adverse circumstances.
October 23, 2007
Jon Forbes, Jr. is TheBootleg.com's Jonny-on-the-spot, providing cloud-nine-sitting Cardinalmaniacs™ with a terrific recap of the team's taking-care-of-business effort down in Tucson last night. Don't look now, but the Bow Boys™ are showing a resiliency unknown to mankind, this time overcoming turnovers and a heavily-depleted roster to "Bear Down" and tough out a valiant victory in the desert.
October 21, 2007
We last saw him on December 2, 2006 in Stanford's season finale. 6'7" Chris Marinelli has been on the shelf since, but on Sunday the redshirt sophomore right tackle made his 2007 debut participating in team action. The big Bostonian is a shot in the arm for the offensive line, and his unbridled excitement to be back on the field is carried with the same brute force as his play.
August 13, 2007
Wednesday was a day we eagerly anticipated, with Stanford able to conduct its first practice of this preseason camp in shoulder pads. Ironically, the Cardinal could not protect against injury blows that struck three critical fifth-year seniors. Stanford Football took a step back on offense and defense Wednesday, with new questions at positions lacking depth and experience.
August 9, 2007
It wasn't hard for fans to get a handle on the play of Stanford's quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends in the passing game when watching a scrimmage or practice this spring. But how about the tailbacks and fullbacks in the running game? We sat down recently for a Q&A with running backs coach Willie Taggart for insight into Anthony Kimble, Jason Evans, Emeka Nnoli, Tyrone McGraw and more.
June 19, 2007
After numerous diversions (magazine, May recruiting) our complete play-by-play for Stanford's Spring Game is now finished. Whether you were unable to attend at Stanford Stadium, or you need to see the drives and playmakers detailed to repaint the picture, here is the entire account of the two-plus hours that concluded Stanford spring ball. Included are offensive, defensive and special teams stats.
May 29, 2007
Closing out Mark Godi's photos from Stanford's spring football practices, here are 33 more shots from the field during the Spring Game. Included is more scrimmage action of receptions, runs and tackles. Also a look at the post-game autograph session with Stanford players and their youngest fans. Finally a flavor of some of the recruits in attendance who stood on the sideline in Stanford Stadium.
May 3, 2007