An estimated 2000-plus fans, young and old, took part last Saturday in Cardinal Boot Camp 2007. The inaugural and landmark fan festival brought the players, coaches and alumni of Stanford Football together with families from all over the Bay Area for four hours at Stanford Stadium. Mark Godi captured some of the memorable scenes, which we share here to help relive a wonderful and momentous day.
August 24, 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
He offers more than just soundbites and catch phrases. First-year head coach Jim Harbaugh addressed a wealth of questions surrounding his roster before beginning spring practices. Here are selected quotes on the offensive line, quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends, safeties, middle linebackers, defensive ends, all areas of special teams, injuries, position switches and more.
April 4, 2007
In Saturday's 36-10 defeat and second straight home embarrassment, it was a new collection of errors, starting with an 0-2 hole and widening despite several Washington State turnovers. The offense had problems blocking Mkristo Bruce, which were exacerbated by wide receivers failing to get open for Trent Edwards. The defense again was dashed, though special teams turned around in the second half.
September 24, 2006
One of the quiet stories late this summer was the scholarship granted to redshirt sophomore Brent Newhouse. The long snapper specialist was flawless to our eyes last year, setting himself up for a nice scholarship reward. A coaching change, however, potentially threw a wrench in those plans. Hear from Newhouse about his reaction to the reward, plus discussion of the little-known world of snapping.
September 8, 2005
Wednesday brought the breadth of the local media to San Francisco for the 2005 Bay Area College Football Kickoff Luncheon. It was the first good chance for many members of the media to really hear from new Stanford head coach Walt Harris about his progress and plans for Cardinal Football in 2005. Included are comments on the summer, buy-in, fall camp priorities, quarterback plans and more.
August 4, 2005
Something brand new at Stanford in 2005, with the new structure of the football coaching staff, is a dedicated specialists coach for the kickers, punters and snappers: <b>Nate Hackett</b>. The Cardinal assistant coach spoke with us on camera Thursday after practice about the experience for him and his specialists, giving us a window of insight into a little known part of the football program.
April 22, 2005