Fifth-year senior defensive end Ben Gardner will miss the remainder of the 2013 season with a torn pectoral muscle suffered in the third quarter against Oregon State Saturday, head coach David Shaw announced Tuesday. Gardner had been dealing with an arm injury since the Washington game on Oct. 5, but up until Saturday, he had…
After its national title aspirations took a major — if not fatal — hit in Salt Lake City last weekend, Stanford football finds itself in unfamiliar territory after the loss, its first since the overtime defeat to Notre Dame in 2012.
In my three-plus seasons watching Cardinal football, I’m not sure there has been a more important game at Stanford Stadium than tomorrow’s against UCLA.
In advance of Saturday’s football game between Stanford and UCLA, The Daily’s Do-Hyoung Park chatted with Andrew Erickson, a senior sports staffer at The Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper, to get perspective from both camps. Below is a partial transcript of their conversation.
Several days may have elapsed since Stanford’s loss to Utah, but the sting of defeat and the resulting effects linger as fresh as ever. The wounds from last Saturday’s 27-21 loss showed themselves in practice this week.
“Certain guys have an edge to them because what we put on film last week is not who we want to be,” said head coach David Shaw. “We have another opportunity. That’s the best thing about being in the middle of the season; even if you go out and don’t play your best, you get six days to get ready for the next one.”
Despite its tough loss at Utah last Saturday, the Stanford Cardinal football team and head coach David Shaw continue to maintain their calm, business-like demeanor with an overall surprisingly upbeat attitude towards the crucial conference showdowns remaining on the schedule.
After Stanford’s second day of practices in preparation for San Jose State, head coach David Shaw passed on the first notable injury news of the season: fifth-year senior fullback Ryan Hewitt was held out of practice on Tuesday and might miss Saturday’s season opener.
Stanford football released its season-opening depth chart on Monday morning with few surprises, as head coach David Shaw had already announced several winners of position battles on Thursday.