We had a chance to sit down for a lengthy chat with Stanford's Co-Defensive Coordinator and third-year Assistant Coach for Linebackers, Andy Buh, whose re-stocked unit is expected to be critical to the Card's success in 2009. Here's Part I of an interview that is sure to add to fans' high expectations for the 2009 defense and clarify the current state of the Cardinal's deepening linebacker corps.
August 13, 2009
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
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
We uncovered Max Bergen after eyeballing him on his official visit two weeks ago today. We then broke the news of his scholarship offer and commitment to the Cardinal. But who is this linebacker from Pennsylvania, emerging in the final weeks of the recruiting calendar, and why did Stanford sign him? Here are some answers, including explanation from Stanford linebackers coach Andy Buh.
February 11, 2007
Hours before the press conference of Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh, the 19 student-athletes who signed with Stanford enjoyed the life-changing experience of inking their Letter of Intent. They and their families have shared some photos of their Signing Day ceremonies at their high school or in their community, basking in the glow of their moment and achievement. Here are a few for you to enjoy.
February 8, 2007
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