Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/15/12
I like Stanford. I think most of us do. Stanford is one of, if not the best school in the United States. It’s a beautiful university and home to a very good football team. They play football the old way, which many of us connote as the right way. Smash-mouth, run the ball, play a full-back, pro-style offense, physical, hard-hitting defense. This style has worked for the program since Jim Harbaugh took over, and led Stanford back to the top of college football. It has continued to work for David Shaw when Harbaugh went cross-town to San Francisco. Stanford has knocked off USC 21-14, and should have beaten Notre Dame, falling controversially in overtime. They've beaten ranked teams in Arizona and Oregon State, and sit at 7-2. The Cardinal control their own destiny in the Pac-12 North heading into their showdown this Saturday with the Oregon Ducks. But that's how it's been for the last two years. A vaunted, respected Stanford team playing Oregon for the Pac-12 North. The last two y...
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