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Offense bounces back, pushes past defense in open practice

After practicing through the rain during the previous week, the Cardinal football team was finally blessed with clear, warm weather for Saturday’s open practice to kick off the week leading up to the Cardinal and White Spring Game. With the sun came a chance for the offense to redeem itself after being dominated by the defense on Thursday, and redeem itself it did behind the arm of freshman quarterback Ryan Burns and the steadfast downfield running of junior running back Kelsey Young.

Young tight ends look to expand role in offense

For a college football team tied with UCLA and Wisconsin for the most tight ends currently on NFL rosters with four, Stanford football utilized its historically talented position very little last season. Stanford’s tight ends made just 10 catches for 69 yards in 2013, and multiple-tight end sets appeared on the field much less often than in previous years — when Zach Ertz ‘13, Coby Fleener ‘12 and Levine Toilolo ‘13 manned the position.

Instant Replay: Like Oregon, but better

Head coach David Shaw and company silenced the critics by calling an excellent game; while Stanford’s yards per play was really nothing to write home about, its outrageous consistency – 3 yards and a cloud of dust – more than made up the difference. Everything flowed from Stanford’s continual victories on the line of scrimmage.…