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Playing time up for grabs against UC-Davis

Although next weekend’s matchup with No. 15 USC looms over Stanford’s upcoming game against FCS opponent UC-Davis, Stanford football head coach David Shaw insisted that his team has plenty to play for and prove this Saturday against the Aggies. “Our guys are excited about playing a game. We still got a lot of guys that…

Wednesday roundtable: Which 2014 recruit will make biggest impact?

Stanford football has continued to develop the long-term future of its program by translating its on-the-field success to victories on the recruiting trail as well, netting what ESPN ranked as the 15th-best recruiting class in the nation for 2014. Although they have not yet started practicing with the team and will arrive on campus in about eight weeks, we thought that it was never too early to start thinking about these newcomers. We asked football writers Michael Peterson, Vihan Lakshman and David Cohn: Which of the freshmen of the incoming class is primed to make the biggest immediate impact?