Cornerback Terrence Brown, quietly one of Stanford’s most improved defenders this season, announced Tuesday he would forgo a fifth year on the Farm and enter… Continue Reading »
Stanford’s football team has arrived at Murder’s Row. Oregon State, Oregon and UCLA, the last three opponents of the regular season, are a combined 15-3 in conference and 23-3 overall. That’s a tiny bit better than Stanford’s previous two opponents, Washington State and Colorado, who had one win combined, and that was only because they had to play each other.
Fisher: Getting production from Nunes, limiting Arizona’s no-huddle will be keys to defeating Wildcats
The unblemished record is gone after a tough loss at Washington, but now Stanford returns home to the friendly confines of Stanford Stadium. The question last week was how the Cardinal would respond to its first road challenge, and the answer was anything but satisfactorily.
There are a number of words that can be used to describe the mindset of Stanford football players throughout this week’s practices: focused, awakened and perhaps dissatisfied. But “panicking” isn’t one of them.
A year ago, promising experience gave way to a disappointing 2011 for Stanford’s defensive backs. Things couldn’t be more different this preseason.
The No. 21 Stanford football team released its depth chart to open the season on Saturday night with few surprises, other than the confirmation that several freshmen will see playing time on the offensive line.
Football camp update: secondary shaping up; Sanders fights for a spot in backfield, on special teams
Stanford football head coach David Shaw said Tuesday that he was pleased with the progress made by his secondary, which lost starters Michael Thomas, Delano Howell and Johnson Bademosi to graduation last year.
Say what you want about special teams, but Stanford’s pass defense cost it the Fiesta Bowl. On that fateful night in January, the Cardinal executed its game plan to perfection in the three other phases of the game: it rushed for 243 yards and three touchdowns, allowed practically nothing from Oklahoma State on the ground and benefited from a 27-for-31, 347-yard effort from Andrew Luck in his final collegiate game.