With Shayne Skov, Trent Murphy, and Jarek Lancaster all departing, Stanford's linebacker corps is in a challenging position. There's reason for optimism looking forward, though: Kevin Anderson's rapid progression and an infusion of young talent is giving this position group ammunition.
Josh Mauro, Jarek Lancaster, and Zach Ertz were essential pieces of Stanford's upset over USC. Their excellence in all three phases of the game will be critical to the Cardinal moving forward.
Head coach David Shaw, Andrew Luck, Michael Thomas and Jarek Lancaster discuss last week's game at Oregon State along with Saturday's showdown against Oregon in this edition of Stanford Football Weekly.
Jarek Lancaster was thrust into the spotlight early this season, forced to step up quickly after Shayne Skov’s season-ending knee injury in the season’
third week. Questions abounded as to whether the Cardinal defense would be good enough to
contain powerful Pac-12 offenses.