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
There will always be gaps between our expectations, no matter how well informed our scouting and intel may be, on Signing Day and the realities for freshmen when they put on pads in their first preseason camp. Friday's practice helped demonstrated that the surprise strength of Stanford's 2007 freshmen are the linebackers. Confirmation came in talking with LBs coach Andy Buh afterward.
August 11, 2007
We had as strong a handle on this Stanford Football roster as we can imagine prior to Monday night's opening practice of fall camp. But just 24 hours earlier, the defensive coaching staff shuffled a number of linebackers and defensive linemen. We break down the new looks in the front seven, plus a first look at the newcomers that caught our attention on Day One of the Cardinal's preseason.
August 7, 2007
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
Closing out Mark Godi's photos from Stanford's spring football practices, here are 33 more shots from the field during the Spring Game. Included is more scrimmage action of receptions, runs and tackles. Also a look at the post-game autograph session with Stanford players and their youngest fans. Finally a flavor of some of the recruits in attendance who stood on the sideline in Stanford Stadium.
May 3, 2007
Much fan and media attention was turned to the star-studded gathering at the preceding Alumni Game, but we were sure to take down the play-by-play for all 13 series of Saturday's scrimmage at Stanford Stadium. Presented here is the most detailed analysis and recap on the planet of the action in the Cardinal's second live scrimmage this spring, where the offense ruled the day running and passing.
April 24, 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
It started so well so quickly for the Cardinal: a stop by the defense followed by a 36-yard touchdown scamper by Anthony Kimble. It was all downhill afterward for both the Stanford offense and defense. The Cardinal could not stop OSU's Yvenson Bernard. Stanford threw deep numerous times but failed to connect against single coverage. T.C. Ostrander took some serious second-half punishment, to boot.
November 20, 2006