We are doing everything in our power by winning every game we play -- by an average of over 30 points per game no less. The first BCS standings showed little love for the Cardinal after our 44-14 drubbing of Washington State by listing us eighth in the country. Apparently Clemson's 18-point come-from-behind win over Maryland was enough for the Tigers to debut a spot ahead of us.
October 20, 2011
The Stanford-Arizona game two weeks ago was a great example of one team's special teams crew doing its job and an opposing squad's ineptitude taking away any chance of keeping themselves in the game. While the Cats killed their own momentum with missed kicks left and right, Stanford brought its special teams A-game. The Bootleg's Aaron Mills reviews the Cardinal's solid effort down in the desert.
September 30, 2011
When you walk into your arch-rival's kitchen and build a 45-0 lead after three quarters, there won't be many areas for criticism. It was a merciless, message-sending beat-down of the brash, but beleaguered Bears, nicely complemented by a nearly-flawless effort by Stanford's ever-steady special teams. A challenge looms Saturday vs. an Oregon State team loaded with dangerous return specialists.
November 23, 2010
The Bootleg's "Emeritus" catches up with dedicated long-snapper Zach Nolan, a redshirt junior who serves in one of the lesser-publicized supporting roles on the Cardinal football team, but one deserving of our spotlight. Stanford has a long and proud tradition of talented scholarship and non-scholarship players who have handled the mission-critical long-snapper duties with efficiency and skill.
August 21, 2009
Stanford battled a tough Pac-10 opponent in Oregon State to open its 2008 season. The Cardinal had some great highlights, including those of the amazing Toby Gerhart, that The Bootleg's photographer, Mark Godi, was on the sideline to capture for your enjoyment.
August 29, 2008
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
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
Before we can analyze what we saw Monday night in the opening practice of Stanford's 2007 preseason camp, we have to bring you up to speed on who was and was not on the field. There are a few new ailments to update, but also several who have healed since you last saw them hurt in the spring. Also two true freshmen have arrived with injury troubles, which we unhappily first report here.
August 7, 2007