After leaving the NFL to join the Stanford football coaching staff in 2010, co-defensive coordinator Jason Tarver is headed back to the NFL—this time, as the defensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders
With those two calls, the first-year head coach appeared to answer one of the biggest questions that Stanford faced coming into the 2011 season: would the team’s tough attitude stay the same as it had been under former coach Jim Harbaugh? The answer is yes.
Instead, it’s about that lone outsider: Stanford’s own Jim Plunkett
In a profession devoid of job security, Harbaugh is set for life. We could churn out four consecutive five-win seasons and Jim could replace practice with Pilates, and he would still have a job.