With the NFL Combine over, the Stanford football team’s pro day in late March and the NFL Draft not until April, you’d think this would be a good time for head coach David Shaw to focus on the 2012 Cardinal, not the players moving on to the NFL
On Wednesday, the nation’s best high school football recruits will sign on the dotted line and commit themselves to the top programs in the country–and four of the nation’s best recruits could take their talents to the Farm, including the nation’s top quarterback prospect.
While the dust hasn’t even settled from the Stanford football team’s shootout in the Fiesta Bowl, it’s never too early to start looking ahead to 2012.
After falling flat on the national stage last weekend, the Cardinal looks to regain its feet against Cal, which is riding a two-game win streak and looking to spoil the Cardinal’s BCS hopes in its last Pac-12 game of the year.
Quarterback Andrew Luck and linebacker Brent Etiz were named to the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic First Team on Thursday, leading a list of 12 total players who earned All-Academic Conference honors.
After watching its perfect season — and the nation’s longest win streak — fall apart on Saturday against Oregon, the No. 9 Cardinal has to find a way to deal with the unfamiliar letter “L” on its record.
Jim Harbaugh might be a brash, abrasive and fiery son of a bitch, but don’t say that he doesn’t give a damn good handshake. Jim Schwartz found that out the hard way on Sunday, right after Harbaugh’s 49ers turned Schwartz’s Detroit Lions into house cats.
With those two calls, the first-year head coach appeared to answer one of the biggest questions that Stanford faced coming into the 2011 season: would the team’s tough attitude stay the same as it had been under former coach Jim Harbaugh? The answer is yes.