There were scarce few observers on hand for Stanford Football's Tuesday practice, with the freshmen's Convocation moving the start time to the evening hours. We stuck it out through the 9pm finish of practice to serve you the latest on the Cardinal and unearthed a pair of unexpected sights on the field. There was one new face at each of wide receiver and running back...
September 20, 2006
It was a night of horrendous disappointment on defense, offense and special teams in Stanford's 37-9 defeat. As expected, the new Stanford Stadium is an absolute marvel, but the product on the field could not have been a more stark contrast. The Cardinal collapsed with turnovers and field position throughout the night, which enabled an awful result on the scoreboard. Here is how it unfolded.
September 17, 2006
It was an unusual Spring Game for sure. Not only was the annual public scrimmage to conclude Cardinal spring football held on the practice fields and not in Stanford Stadium, but also there was an array of offensive fireworks in the opening few series. We have the only account of all 111 plays from the 2006 Spring Game, showing the ebb and flow for the offense and defense, as well as special teams kicking action.
May 2, 2006
One of the strange positions for Stanford this spring has been tight end. On paper, there is a mix of veterans plus two youngsters that should give great depth in 2006. But a suspension plus some injuries have limited this group at several times to just three players for practice. Tight ends coach Doug Sams feels he has learned a good deal about his tight ends, however, and shares his thoughts with us.
April 29, 2006
Thursday was not quite as exciting for us as Tuesday, but we will probably take that given the abundance of blue sky and sunshine throughout the afternoon. The sun was not shining on a couple of key players, however, who were out of practice for the offense and defense. We have the news and notes from this fifth day of Stanford spring practices, including the live scrimmage play-by-play.
April 14, 2006
There were two glorious revelations seen on the practice fields Saturday for Stanford Football. The first, admittedly most appreciated by those of us in attendance, was a bright sky full of sunshine after Friday's rain-soaked opener. The second was a novel twist on the Stanford offense we have not seen before from Walt Harris. It was something that raised the eyebrows of current AD and coaching Hall of Famer Bill Walsh in attendance.
April 9, 2006
While the fate of the offense may largely rest in the hands of the offensive line, there will be great expectations placed upon the playmakers at the skill positions in 2006 for Stanford. Almost the entire roster of running backs, receivers, tight ends and quarterbacks has returned and should thrive in Year Two under Walt Harris. Several of those positions have open battles this spring, however...
April 8, 2006
A parting of the skies for some rare sunshine on The Farm today brought smiles to our faces, but a dark cloud hangs over Stanford Football and two of its seniors in particular. A pair of the Cardinal's veteran starters have been suspended by Walt Harris for the spring, and that suspension could carry through the fall. The loss of these two key players is significant, not only in their absence but also in the effect elsewhere on the roster.
April 5, 2006