Both Spring & football are in the air. Must be time for Stanford Spring Ball! Daniel Novinson took in Monday's FB press conference and got the latest word on the 2008 version of the Varsity from second-year head coach Jim Harbaugh, who doesn't seem to have lost any of his trademark EUTM ("Enthusiasm Unknown To Mankind").Read on for a few surprises as the Cardinal readies to take the field Tuesday.
February 26, 2008
For those of us obsessed with the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data, Terry Johnson sobers us up in time for TCU without raining on the Cardinal's pigskin parade following last Saturday's epic upset win over 41-point favorite USC. Read on for a deeper appreciation of the impact of turnovers and the need to light a sustainable fire under the struggling Cardinal offense.
October 9, 2007
The Stanford cornerback corps has been nursing injuries this fall camp, which is cause for more than a little concern with the season opener less than three weeks away. Sunshine defeated those dark clouds late Saturday, however, with the surprise return of redshirt junior Wopamo Osaisai to the field. That fact alone is cause for excitement, but there are more layers to Osaisai's 2007 story.
August 13, 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
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
We got our bearings on Day One. On Day Two our eyes were better focused, and our ears attuned, for the movements and news of Stanford Football. We present a blowout of information running up and down the roster including: the early three-deep offensive line depth chart, more freshmen making waves, a new injury, several players cleared to return, body changes, kicking, punt returns and much more!
August 8, 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