Matt Kopa's strange football journey took another interesting turn today, as the former Stanford standout signed a two-year contract with the 49ers for undisclosed terms. Kopa, who missed most of the 2009 season for Stanford with a broken foot, was contemplating returning to school and actually filed a petition to the NCAA asking for a sixth season of eligibility, before changing his mind.
June 8, 2010
A number of the position switches we have seen during this fall camp have come from the freshman class, where the Stanford coaches are reacting to their first looks at their new players. 6'6" redshirt sophomore Matt Kopa is in a similar boat because of an injury at the start of this spring. On Thursday, the former nose tackle was moved to offense, helping to fill what Jim Harbaugh sees as a need.
August 17, 2007
Wednesday was a day we eagerly anticipated, with Stanford able to conduct its first practice of this preseason camp in shoulder pads. Ironically, the Cardinal could not protect against injury blows that struck three critical fifth-year seniors. Stanford Football took a step back on offense and defense Wednesday, with new questions at positions lacking depth and experience.
August 9, 2007
Before we can analyze what we saw Monday night in the opening practice of Stanford's 2007 preseason camp, we have to bring you up to speed on who was and was not on the field. There are a few new ailments to update, but also several who have healed since you last saw them hurt in the spring. Also two true freshmen have arrived with injury troubles, which we unhappily first report here.
August 7, 2007
The Stanford Football roster has undergone a myriad of changes before spring practices start next Wednesday. Walk through the new-look defensive front seven, now that the Cardinal are running a 4-3 defense. Also who is out injured for the spring, who is making position switches and which man is slated to play both ways. It's a can't miss cornucopia of Cardinal notes before Spring Ball begins.
March 30, 2007