Day Seven: Marinelli Debuts

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

Complete Spring Game Stats

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

David Shaw on Stanford's First Scrimmage

When you total up the passing efficiency, total yardage and touchdowns of Sunday's scrimmage, it is not surprising to see Stanford offensive coordinator David Shaw so excited about his side of the ball. He breaks down the players and performances position by position for us, including his biggest surprises as well as his concerns to address the next two weeks.
April 17, 2007

Spring Ball Photo Gallery - 4/15

On a picturesque Sunday afternoon on The Farm, Stanford suited up for its first live scrimmage of the spring. Photographer Mark Godi was roaming the sidelines to bring you the action on offense, defense and special teams. Enjoy his 23 exclusive photos showing the catches, runs, throws, tackles and celebrations of the Cardinal and White.
April 16, 2007

Special Teams Take Center Stage

Our eyes are still adjusting to the new sights at Stanford on the practice field with the new regime. After just the second day of spring ball, we explore the extraordinary time and intensity of work given to special teams. Also comments from Jim Harbaugh on some individual surprises, connecting the long ball, the erupting crisis in the interior of the defensive line and more.
April 7, 2007

Fall Camp Winds Down

The fireworks are finished for Stanford's 2006 preseason training camp with the last scrimmage in the books. But this final week also offered the first scout team work for the Cardinal, which affords us some insights into the depth charts and freshman forecasts of possible playing time this fall. We offer here our analysis of who might burn their redshirt, plus some scrimmage highlights and more.
August 25, 2006

Spring Game Play-by-Play

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

Tight End Talk with Doug Sams

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