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Football preview: Defensive line

This is the seventh of a 12-part preview of the 2016 football season. Part 1 focused on the running backs and fullbacks. Part 2 featured a roundtable on the offense. Part 3 focused on the tight ends and receivers. Part 4 focused on the offensive line. Part 5 focused on the quarterback. Part 6 featured a roundtable on the defense. In a…

Football roundtable: Tell it to me straight, Doc: How do we assess Cardinal after loss to NU?

As Ohio State clearly showed last year, an early out-of-conference loss isn’t necessarily a great indicator of a team’s eventual success. However, with perhaps the worst offensive showing of the David Shaw era and DL Harrison Phillips suffering a season-ending injury, Stanford’s 16-6 loss to Northwestern last weekend in some way feels like it couldn’t have gone…

National Signing Day: Twenty-two football players sign with Stanford

Stanford football officially formed its newest class of recruits on Wednesday, receiving National Letters of Intent from 22 high school seniors. Twenty recruits had already committed to Stanford prior to Wednesday, and the Cardinal gained two more last-minute decisions through National Signing Day announcements to round out their class. The Cardinal’s recruiting class, which includes five…