If you had to pick the Stanford position group getting the most hype in the preseason, it just might be the secondary.
Lloyd is used to being the odd one out on the team itself. He’s a Mormon, the only married player on the team and a former missionary who spent two years in Chile before coming to Stanford.
But it’s those very idiosyncrasies that have shaped him into the football player he is today, someone who deserves to be up on that billboard.
After Kevin Hogan hit Michael Rector for the touchdown down the sideline to officially finish both his career and the Stanford season with a storybook ending, I was overwhelmed by the pure, utter domination we had just seen from the Cardinal. Stanford played its most complete game in the biggest game of the season against…
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“What they’ve shown on film all year is that they’ll fight. That’s kind of how we are too.”
As Love and Irwin find themselves approaching this game from backgrounds separated by the gulf of several time zones, the duo figure to again play a meaningful role in the Cardinal’s game plan and continue the on-field success of a freshman class that David Shaw has called “the most ready to play” group he has ever coached.
Win or lose in the Rose Bowl, Friday will be the last time in a Stanford uniform for many members of Stanford’s 2012 recruiting class and all remaining members of the 2011 recruiting class.
This is the second installment of The Stanford Daily’s seven-part preview series on the Iowa Hawkeyes, who will face Stanford in the 102nd Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Jan. 1, 2016. This piece will look at Iowa’s passing attack.