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Football preview: Highlights abound for speedy tailbacks, but pass blocking still a focus

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 5 days ago
Big, bulky running backs have been a cornerstone for Stanford football during the Harbaugh-Shaw era. This year, the speedsters are taking the reins. Senior Kelsey Young and junior Barry J. Sanders are competing to lead a running back by committee that — at least at the top of the depth chart — is likely to be one of the most explosive on the Farm in recent memory. But with the departure of...

Football preview: Stanford receiver arsenal ready to wreak havoc

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 17 hours ago
David Shaw knows a thing or two about wide receivers. As offensive coordinator and head coach over the last seven seasons, the former Cardinal wideout has mentored four Stanford receivers who now play the position in the NFL — as well as a fifth, Seahawks corner Richard Sherman ’10, who has played a little bit of pro ball himself. So when Shaw says that this year’s crop of Cardinal receivers is...

Shaw comments on fullback position battle, development of the O-line

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 21 hours ago
The pads were out on a warm Monday morning, as the Stanford football team finished its third full-contact practice of training camp. As the opener against UC-Davis approaches, head coach David Shaw is encouraged by what he sees on the defensive side of the ball. Fifth-year senior Henry Anderson (right) looks to follow up on an impressive 2013 campaign with an even better performance in 2014....

The Pac-12's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft, dismissals and a massive influx of tomorrow's stars in the form of bright-eyed freshmen create more personnel turnover in college football than...

Football preview: Hooper, Cotton and Taboada look to bring back Tight End U

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Stanford’s reputation as Tight End U has grown to precede itself in recent years. Four former Cardinal tight ends, two of whom were All-Americans, are now on NFL rosters. Jimmy Dray was deadly down the seam, Coby Fleener flung defenders away like rag dolls, Levine Toilolo was a nightmare to defend in the red zone and Zach Ertz had one of the greatest — and most important — catches in school...

Stanford Football 2014: Complete Preview and Predictions

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Stanford has been a dominant program in college football in recent years. Head coach David Shaw once again has the team in contention in the Pac -12 after winning the conference championship last season...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Ranking College Football's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple. Every college football program in the nation has an official...

Palma, Chryst impress in open practice; Shaw unsurprised by O’Bannon verdict

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Cardinal fans caught a glimpse of some of the position battles unfolding at training camp during Stanford’s open practice on Saturday morning, especially at right guard, inside linebacker and running back. Head coach David Shaw confirmed afterward that junior Johnny Caspers, who played with the first team throughout practice, has a lead over senior Brendon Austin at right guard, the only...

Shaw talks D-line depth; Q&A with Ty Montgomery

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Stanford head coach David Shaw gave a positive recap of the team’s first practice with shoulder pads, highlighting the Card’s physicality and maturity. Senior receiver Ty Montgomery (right) is coming off an All-American season as a junior in 2013. Montgomery has been recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, but tells the Daily that he will be ready to go once he has been medically...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Will 2014 be the year the SEC is no longer considered the best conference in football? If Larry Scott has anything to do with it, the answer is yes. The Pac-12, on the backs of elite quarterback play and a talented coaching roster, is poised to make a run at the SEC’s supremacy this fall. If it doesn’t eat itself alive, that is. The Pac-12 schedules appear to be the most...