Found January 19, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
In the last three years, only two schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) have equaled or surpassed Stanford's 35-5 record and two BCS bowl wins. One of them happens to be Alabama (also 35-5), which just happened to win a pair of national championships in that period. The other is Oregon, which came within a field goal of winning a national championship and has the best overall record (36-4) in that span. The Ducks also happen to be the Cardinal's Pac-12 North Division neighbor, which has been something of a problem for the Palo Alto gang, denying them at least – in 2011 – one shot at the BCS National Championship Game. Will the 2013 season at last be the one in which the Cardinal play the final game on the college football schedule (which, by the way, will be staged in Pasadena, where Stanford has won two games in the past seven weeks)? It won't be easy. Third-year coach David Shaw inherited a vibrant program from his predecessor, Jim Harbaugh (whatever becam...
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