Stanford practiced for the first time since the Rose Bowl on Monday, and there were plenty of intriguing nuggets that came out of the Cardinal's camp. Here's a full report of the happenings on the first day back including radio interviews with Luke Kaumatule and Graham Shuler.
Stanford is losing considerable talent along the defensive line, but Randy Hart has also developed a reputation as a master of development at the position. Can he turn Blake Lueders, Luke Kaumatule, Aziz ******, and Jordan Watkins into the next masters of the position?
Big news first: Stanford sophomore Luke Kaumatule is moving from tight end to defensive end. Some of the details of the Cardinal's 27-21 loss to Utah may have sparked that move, so be sure to read our comprehensive breakdown of all that went wrong -- and right -- for David Shaw's club in Salt Lake City.
This Rose Bowl Game is also exciting for some of Stanford's up-and-comers, who have been grinding to insert themselves into the Cardinal's rotation in 2012. True freshman DE Jordan Watkins is redshirting, though he forced Derek Mason to reconsider based on his practice play. Luke Kaumatule is settling into the TE position, while Palo Alto's own Kevin Anderson has made his mark as well.