We are now just 14 days away from the start of spring ball and the first practices of the Walt Harris Era at Stanford. Coming off a 4-7 season, there are few players and positions considered "set" for 2005, so there is an expectation of heated competition this spring. But even before the first whistle blows, the Cards have already seen quite a shuffle, with numerous changes to the roster...
March 18, 2005
The talk of the offense this week has been fourth-year tailback J.R. Lemon, who moved the first team offense impressively Tuesday to the endzone. For more on Lemon's progress and the status of the tailback depth chart, we check in with running backs coach Jay Boulware. Who he says is holding down the #3 spot at the position may surprise you... as well as what the Stanford team did in their Wednesday morning practice.
August 26, 2004
While questions continue about the development of Trent Edwards, the athletic abilities of the receivers and the scheme to be unveiled by Bill Cubit, more attention should be paid to the offensive line for Stanford's 2004 passing and offensive futures. While the youth is clear, so too are the individual stories of progress and hope. Here are two compelling stories from OL starters, plus more notes from Wednesday.
August 19, 2004
As those with triskaidekaphobia predicted, the 13th day of spring ball provided no good luck on the injury front. Hordes of offensive skill players are out of action, which limits the information I can extract from the afternoon's practice. I did turn my attention to the trenches, though, and afterward spoke with David Lofton. Also, read on to learn of the three incoming freshman from the 2004 class in attendance.
April 23, 2004
The fax machine is taking a little break now, with the 12 National Letters of Intent received at Arrillaga yesterday. To take a nice snapshot of this dandy dozen, read this capsule of your 2004 Stanford signees. Put faces with the names, and get a feel for where this kids can start to help the Cardinal, now that they are transitioning from "recruits" to "players"...
February 5, 2004
During the heat of the recruiting battles, we think we learn many things about the 17-year olds through their interviews and the choices they make. But too often the focus is on playing time, coaches and depth charts. Jerod Arlich, the Stanford fullback commit from Minnesota, is an incredibly charismatic young man, but only Sunday did we start learn more about him. Read on for a transcript of our interview, with questions taken from subscribers.
January 27, 2004