The early story for Stanford in 2006 is the secondary, and it isn't pretty. Already facing thin numbers, the defensive backfield was up-and-down in 2005. Take away two seniors to graduation, a promising youngster now focusing on another sport, and your position coach now gone to the NFL... and the Card have some issues to address. Read on for these updates, plus a wealth of other Stanford Football news.
February 13, 2006
Not ready to throw in the towel after Saturday's Stanford Stadium swoon, Troy instead is building a blueprint for beating USC this coming weekend. Care to read the recipe?... Also: reaction to Bill Walsh as Stanford's interim athletic director, "game over" in Eugene lockers, Pac-10 predictions, and more!
November 2, 2005
It is still a state of shock, as the Cardinal community tries to come to grips with a monumental fourth-quarter collapse in Saturday's 30-27 loss to UCLA. Up 21 points with eight minutes to go in the game, with the high-octane Bruin offense held in check to the tune of just three points, it was all right now. How does something so good turn so bad?
October 30, 2005
Today's game against Oregon is big for the fortunes of Stanford this fall, so we offer a super-sized survey of all the happenings and story lines on offense, defense and special teams leading up to this Pac-10 opener. Read on for personnel news at several offensive positions, plus kicking confidence, defensive keys... and much more.
October 1, 2005
We have armed you with as much information as possible through our extensive reporting of the three weeks of preseason training camp. But this week of practices, leading up to tomorrow's season opener at Navy, brought us newer revelations, still. Read on for the most detailed outlook anywhere on playing time for the true freshmen, news on the travel squad, a wealth of injury good news, plus the defensive challenge preparing for Navy.
September 9, 2005
Stanford's training camp has concluded, which means that scout team work has begun and a depth chart has been delivered. If you think that ends the mysteries of the preseason, then think again. A closer look at practices plus a talk with Walt Harris reveals several unanswered areas. We give you a closer look at the running back rotation, playing true freshmen, and what it takes to scout Navy.
September 4, 2005
Stanford Football conducted their third extended scrimmage in the stadium yesterday afternoon, though it was closed to the public. The first team offense had a big day, though we believe greater evidence of offensive improvement was found on Tuesday. Read on for the details of the scrimmage action, including a running back blossoming before our eyes.
September 1, 2005