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 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
It wasn't hard for fans to get a handle on the play of Stanford's quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends in the passing game when watching a scrimmage or practice this spring. But how about the tailbacks and fullbacks in the running game? We sat down recently for a Q&A with running backs coach Willie Taggart for insight into Anthony Kimble, Jason Evans, Emeka Nnoli, Tyrone McGraw and more.
June 19, 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
With Stanford's 15 spring practices now in the rearview mirror, we finally have the first official depth chart of 2007. We start by taking you through the offense, which is listed two-deep at every position and three-deep at one spot that might surprise you. Also included is commentary and analysis on all the positions and personnel, including a few key players not listed you need to know.
May 2, 2007
After 14 practices that were the best he has had in a Stanford spring, T.C. Ostrander on Saturday finally had an off day. The fifth-year senior quarterback talked with us one-on-one afterward and did not shy away from discussing his poor performance, including his reaction and contributing factors. Ostrander also commented on the defense, running back availability and pass protection.
April 30, 2007