Stanford football released its depth chart on Monday morning for the Aug. 30 season opener against UC-Davis, with senior Kelsey Young and junior Blake Martinez slotted to start at running back and inside linebacker, respectively. Young missed part of training camp with an ankle injury but returned late last week, and beat out junior Barry J. Sanders for…
The Cardinal defense picked up right from where it left off in the spring game, dominating Saturday’s live scrimmage to a tune of four interceptions and two recovered fumbles.
Senior Kelsey Young and junior Barry J. Sanders are competing to lead a running back by committee that — at least at the top of the depth chart — is likely to be one of the most explosive on the Farm in recent memory. But with the departure of bruising, 226-pound back Tyler Gaffney, the position group also loses something it’s valued for so long: size.
Cardinal fans caught a glimpse of some of the position battles unfolding during training camp during Stanford’s open practice on Saturday morning, especially at right guard, inside linebacker and running back.
Head coach David Shaw hinted at injury news on two fronts after the preseason No. 11 Cardinal wrapped up its first practice of fall camp on Monday afternoon.
With Stanford football players picking up even more accolades in the preseason, expectations are rising for the Cardinal squad despite vast losses on defense and position changes. Most recently, senior receiver Ty Montgomery, the team’s leading pass catcher from last season, has received recognition as a candidate for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s…
At this past Saturday’s Cardinal & White Spring Game, the defense looked much more prepared than the offense despite large turnover at the positions, coaching changes and missing contributors on the defense and significant experience at the skill positions on the offense. With that in mind, we asked football writers Michael Peterson, Vihan Lakshman and David Cohn: What position grouping’s continued development will be the most critical in order for the Cardinal to be successful this season?
It’s a headline that Stanford Cardinal fans around the country have become quite accustomed to: Stanford defense dominates opposing offense. Unfortunately for Stanford, it was its own offense that the defense was able to stymie on Saturday at the annual Cardinal & White Spring Game, as an experienced receiving corps and a highly touted offensive line weren’t able to overcome a defense that was lacking key contributors, with the offense falling to the defense by a lopsided final score of 47-23.