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NFL Draft profile: Anthony Wilkerson

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Anthony Wilkerson, Running Back Alter ego: “A-Wilk.” Wilkerson’s nickname took hold after he contributed to one of Stepfan Taylor/Kulabafi’s rap videos. CBSSports.com projection: Undrafted Cardinal career: Thrust into the Cardinal’s five-man running back committee as a freshman, Wilkerson excelled, piling up 408 rushing yards and earning the team’s most outstanding freshman award. Though that’s...

NFL Draft profile: Devon Carrington

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Devon Carrington, Defensive Back Alter ego: “The man who chased down Marcus Mariota.” During the 2012 season, Carrington graced the television screens of thousands of people around the country when he made one of the biggest plays of Stanford’s shocking win over Oregon. CBS Sports projection: n/a Cardinal career: Carrington played in all 28 games his final two seasons as a reserve safety...

NFL Draft profile: Jarek Lancaster

By Evan Buhler, 3 months 9 hours ago
Jarek Lancaster, Inside Linebacker Alter ego: “That special someone.” After leading the Cardinal in tackles in 2011 following the injury to Shayne Skov, Lancaster settled into a backup role but anchored all four Stanford special teams units. CBSSports.com projection: n/a Cardinal career: With 54 games of experience under his belt, Lancaster is quietly one of Stanford’s most experienced defenders...

Wednesday roundtable: Talking NFL impact of Cardinal stars

By Evan Buhler, 3 months 1 day ago
Last week, the roundtable talked about which new Stanford football recruit would make the biggest immediate impact at the collegiate level. This week, we’ll take it one step farther as we ask football writers Joseph Beyda, Michael Peterson and Vihan Lakshman: which departing Stanford football player is primed to make the biggest immediate impact at the professional level next season? Joseph: “...

Ranking the Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Every year, it seems the Pac-12 is home to some of the top quarterbacks in the nation. And it should be no surprise that narrative holds true in 2014, as the league possesses three potential All-American candidates this year.Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is one of the nation’s top signal-callers and should benefit form a full offseason to recover from a knee injury. Mariota is a Heisman...

The All-Pac-12 Team of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-time) all-league selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014, Athlon...

Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the...

The Pac-12's Top 25 Players of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The Pac-12 has long been considered an offensive football conference.With a rich history of elite quarterbacks, offensive playmakers and innovative coaching staffs, it’s not too difficult to back that claim up with facts. Bill Walsh, Don James, Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll set the bar for offensive advancement over the years while new faces like Rich Rodriguez, Mike Leach and Todd Graham...

Top 10 Pac-12 Defensive Backs of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

25 College Football Spring Storylines to Watch for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Most college football fans generally consider Signing Day the official start of a new season, but spring practice is the first time all 128 FBS teams will hit the field in preparation for the upcoming year. Of course, it’s hard to glean much from spring practice. However, there’s excitement for every team as spring practice starts, especially at places like Florida State, Alabama,...