The Bootleg's Special Partner Dave Fowkes had a chance to catch up with fifth-year senior offensive lineman Derek Hall, who is a strong candidate to fill the critical role at right tackle as the Cardinal puts together its remaining puzzle pieces for 2010. There are still a few more practices before the starting line-up gets solidified so this will be one of the key competitions to track!
August 26, 2010
Injuries always take some of the fun out of spring practice, but this year's list of walking and non-walking wounded is a little disturbing. But fear not, many of the missing are making progress in their respective recoveries and should be joining the team sooner than later. Read on for player-by-player details on the various missing pieces of the 2008 Cardinal's still-to-be-assembled puzzle.
February 26, 2008
The only thing more surprising than the 10 true freshmen Jim Harbaugh wants to play this fall for Stanford is the identities of those who are leading the way in recent practices with the most playing time. Inside we present the frosh probable for burned redshirts, plus the stories of three who have been receiving heavy first-team snaps of late - far surpassing their two-star recruiting rankings.
August 25, 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
An exciting new feature we are bringing you this year lets you bring us your burning questions on Stanford sports. "Ask The Bootleg" debuts with Cardinal queries on the eve of the Stanford Football preseason. Inside we answer questions on the freshman class, injuries & conditioning, a player who quit and rejoined the team, and another player working his way back from a spring swoon.
July 24, 2006
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
In the second half of our exclusive interview with Walt Harris, the Cardinal head coach talks frankly about his wide receivers, including one source of pride and another of disappointment. Harris also was displeased at the hamstring and other injuries early in spring ball, which already has him examining the off-season calendar for 2007. Also, thoughts on the young players on Stanford's defense.
April 21, 2006