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Lakshman: Bouncing back from rock bottom

One of my favorite post-game rituals throughout this season has been walking down from the press box after home games and just standing on the field. By this point, the players have long departed; the band has played its last song. All that remains are shreds of torn-up grass and those blinding floodlights overhead —…

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…