Senior quarterback Josh Nunes, who started the first nine games of Stanford’s 2012 Rose Bowl campaign, and senior fullback Geoff Meinken, a pounding blocker in 2011 before missing all of 2012 with an injury, announced their retirements from college football on Monday morning.
What drives the wildly successful training philosophy of Shannon Turley? Here is an example: It’s a beautiful spring day on the Farm, and instead of being totally dumbstruck by Shannon Turley, I am now positively terrified by the freshman year version of Alex Debniak.
Over the last two years, NCAA violations have given me a whole lot to write about: how Stanford’s academics-first approach casts doubt on pay-for-play systems for collegiate athletes, how sanctions like those at Ohio State often harm fan bases and entire institutions instead of the perpetrators within the violating athletic department and how USC’s postseason ban made a mockery of the inaugural Pac-12 Title Game.
The wide receiving corps and sophomore left tackle Andrus Peat starred again as Stanford football finished off its first session of spring practice with a scrimmage-style open practice Saturday afternoon.
This week I’m going to try something different. This column isn’t coming to you from a one-room double in Lantana or the Terman Engineering Library in Huang, but from the Main Quad, empty on a Tuesday morning save for the chirps of birds and the laughs of tourists. (One just gave me a thumbs up!)