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Stanford football opens 2013 campaign against San Jose State

The wait for Stanford football is over. After a 249-day offseason filled with tight position battles, endless media hype and dramatic hairstyle changes, the No. 5 Cardinal will finally take the field tomorrow night against San Jose State to begin one of the most anticipated seasons in school history. With an 8 p.m. kickoff time, Stanford is the last college football team in the nation to launch its 2013 campaign.

Wednesday roundtable: Who is the Card’s next breakout player?

Stanford’s unexpected 2012 Rose Bowl run can, in large part, be pinned on a handful of breakout players: quarterback Kevin Hogan, safeties Ed Reynolds and Jordan Richards and wide receiver Kelsey Young. With all four of those performers now established at their positions, we asked Daily football beat writers Joseph Beyda, George Chen and Sam Fisher: Who will be Stanford’s biggest unexpected contributor in 2013?

Young, offense impress in open practice

The Flash? The Jet? Slash? X-factor? All of those nicknames have described game-changing football players at some point or another, but none of them quite fit the role that Stanford football head coach David Shaw sees for junior Kelsey Young. “On our board which we put where guys are at different positions,” Shaw said, “there’s…