The Pac-12 released Stanford football’s full 2014 schedule on Wednesday afternoon, featuring nine conference matchups and six home games. As was the case in 2012, Stanford will have three consecutive home games to open the season before most of the student body arrives on campus for the new school year.
Let’s start with the good: For the fourth straight year, Stanford and Oregon will square off in a November matchup that’s likely to decide the Pac-12 North title. Besides that, well… Crickets.
Stanford head coach David Shaw opened up Tuesday’s press luncheon in an unconventional matter with an opening statement, read from hand-written notes on a Stanford football notepad, repeating what he had stated earlier in the day during the Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference.
In their weekly Tuesday press conference, Stanford head coach David Shaw and several players fielded a wide array of questions from the media, ranging from this Saturday’s matchup against Washington to the media frenzy surrounding sophomore running back Barry Sanders and even to Shaw’s own playing days on the Farm.