Freshmen Full of Surprises

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

Day Five: Frosh LBs in Focus

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

Day Four: Big Moves Cross the Line

Heavy attention was paid Thursday night to special teams in Stanford's fourth day of fall camp. But our eyes were glued to some scintillating position switches newly unveiled. Local product Will Powers jumped to the offense and a new position, while a true freshman made the reverse journey. We talked to both players afterward, and head coach Jim Harbaugh, on the news and plans.
August 10, 2007

Day Two News & Notes

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

First Look: Frosh Faces on The Farm

Summer unofficial football practices are well underway on The Farm, with the breadth of the returning roster on campus for daily workouts. Also in attendance are a surprising number of freshmen - a dozen so far by our count. Some are in summer school, while others are visiting for stints. Here is an up-close look at the newest faces of Stanford Football, with photos from the practice field.
July 10, 2007

Jim Harbaugh Signing Day Press Conference

New Stanford Football head coach Jim Harbaugh welcomes a public press conference. On Wednesday, he tackled questions from The Bootleg and the local media on his first class of 19 signees at Stanford. Harbaugh talked about both quarterbacks, Coby Fleener, David Green, Owen Marecic, landing Johnathon Frink and more. Also his redshirting policy, his coaches, Stanford's current players and more.
February 8, 2007

The Final Three

You went to sleep last night knowing of Stanford's 17 verbal commitments in this 2007 recruiting class. Today is Signing Day, and we unveil an 18th member of the class, a very big coup the Cardinal could sign for number 19 and a 20th who is still to visit later this month. All three prospects are on the defensive side of the ball, where Stanford is finishing strong in this class.
February 7, 2007

19 Faxes Hit The Farm

If they had their choice, many of today's 19 Stanford signees would have inked their National Letter of Intent long ago. Today marked the first day of the signing period. Specifically, a recruit could sign and fax his LOI at 7am local time, which meant the Stanford Football fax machines saw action at 4am when East Coast commits started. Who was first? When did Johnathon Frink's fax come through?
February 7, 2007