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A Tribute to the Late, Great Denny Green

Has anybody had a more lasting legacy on Stanford football? Former Stanford Head Coach, Dennis Green, passed away at the age of 67. Matt Vassar celebrates Denny's biggest wins and pays homage to his lasting legacy at Stanford. He also comments on David Shaw doubling his salary in 2014, and talks about both 247 and Scout now ranking Stanford commit Davis Mills as the top QB in the...
Via Rule of Tree
21 hours ago

Looking ahead to the 2016 Stanford football season

A game by game break down of the 2016 Stanford football season Last year the Cardinal went 12-2 overall and 8-1 in the Pac-12. Looking forward to this season, let’s try to anticipate this year’s record and see if there are any potential trap games or upsets. Kansas State Wildcats - Home This is a solid win for the Cardinal to kick off the season as the Wildcats are coming...
Via Rule of Tree
1 day ago

Get your shirts here! Stanford shirts still on sale for under 10 dollars

Seriously, just 9 bucks! We have been selling a ton of these Stanford shirts from the 2016 Rose Bowl, and now Breaking T has provided the few remaining shirts left a HUGE discount. Normally these shirts sold for about 25 dollars but now cost only 9 dollars. If you order now you can have your shirts with plenty of time to spare before the 2016 season kicks off. ---- There were more...
Via Rule of Tree
2 days ago

Former Stanford football coach Dennis Green passes away at age 67

While Denny Green was best known for his NFL coaching career, he was a Stanford icon Longtime NFL coach Dennis Green passed away on Thursday night at the age of 67. Green's legacy is largely found in the NFL - he was the head coach of some of the best Vikings teams of all time and is the author of one of the best press conference rants of all time - but Green was also an icon at...
Via Rule of Tree
4 days ago

Pac-12 Media Days Kick Off a Great Stanford Season

Plus, the Stanford Band is at it again... Matt Vassar catches you up on all the highlights of Pac-12 Media Days. What can you expect from Stanford in 2016? Who are Stanford's most under-the-radar players? What's Shaw's plan if neither starting QB candidate emerges by the season opener? All these questions were asked of David Shaw, Christian McCaffrey, and Solomon Thomas during...
Via Rule of Tree
4 days ago

Cardinals' Patrick Peterson: 'I know I'm the best' cornerback in the NFL

Like all NFL teams, Patrick Peterson knows the value of a shutdown cornerback. And he values his abilities above those of all other shutdown corners.Peterson, who will turn 26 on Monday, says he respects guys like Josh Norman, Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis. He just isn't as outspoken as they are -- until now, anyway."I do my talking between the white lines," Peterson told USA...
Via FOX Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford OC wants to limit Christian McCaffrey’s carries in 2016

Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey enters the 2016 college football season as one of the favorites to claim the Heisman Trophy. However, last year’s breakout star may not have as big or diverse of a role as he did a season ago. Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren is hoping to preserve his junior running back throughout the season, so there are currently...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Christian McCaffrey really can do everything, including playing harmonica

Stanford Cardinal do-it-all star Christian McCaffrey is one of the most talented players in college football. McCaffrey is a stud rusher, pass catcher and even a kick returner. Off the field, we have even seen his musical abilities on the piano, but it doesn’t end there. To provide further proof that there really is nothing McCaffrey can’t do, the Heisman hopefully took to Instagram...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

David Shaw cracks funny joke about satellite camps

The Pac-12 was one of the four Power 5 conferences to vote against the use of satellite camps, so it makes sense that Stanford’s David Shaw would be against them. This quote from the 43-year-old coach is puzzling, though. It appears Shaw is throwing shade at the academic standing of the entire southeast region of the United States. David Shaw says no reason for satellite...
Via College Spun
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Names to watch for Stanford hoops job

Stanford fired Johnny Dawkins on Monday after he spent eight seasons on the job. Under Dawkins, the Cardinal went just 15-15 this season and missed the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. He did win the NIT in 2012 and 2015, but that’s not good enough for Cardinal fans. With Dawkins out, Stanford will begin a search for a new head coach. Some of the names being mentioned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Reports: Stanford fires head coach Johnny Dawkins

Stanford has fired its men’s basketball head coach Johnny Dawkins, according to multiple reports. Stanford has parted ways with Johnny Dawkins, source told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 14, 2016 Johnny Dawkins will not return as Stanford’s coach, a source confirmed to @CBSSports. — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) March 14, 2016 The 52-year-old Dawkins...
Via College Spun
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

David Shaw: Tackling, contact in practice is ‘vital’

David Shaw believes hitting and tackling in practice are necessary for building a physical football team. This week coaches in the Ivy League voted unanimously to ban full-contact practice during the regular season in addition to their already strict rules against full-contact practices in the spring and preseason. Asked about this new policy, Shaw, whose Stanford Cardinal finished...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Ranking most likely Super Bowl 50 MVP candidates

Whichever team wins the NFL championship is headed to Disney World, but only one player can take the Super Bowl 50 MVP trophy along for the ride. The showdown between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos isn’t exactly a star-studded matchup to the casual fan, so name power basically only applies to the quarterbacks on both sides. Be sure to watch for these players regardless because...
Via Sportsnaut
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

New Iowa Senate bill demands apology from Stanford for band’s Rose Bowl lampoon

The Stanford band pisses people off. Their performance at this year’s Rose Bowl was no different. With the Cardinal up 35-0, the band added insult to injury for the thousands of Iowa fans at the game and watching at home. In what is best described as a tongue-in-cheek FarmersOnly.com tribute, the band made Hawkeye fans unreasonably angry. Stanford Band Halftime Checklist...
Via The Comeback
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan’s farewell to 'The Farm'

How do you say goodbye to someone like Stanford Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan? Do you say it softly, with a quiet reverence to properly honor the legacy he is leaving behind? Do you say it swiftly and confidently, like a mic drop — an homage to both the way the fifth-year senior came onto the Stanford scene and the way he left it? Or do you say it smugly, secure in the fact...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford OL proposes to girlfriend after Rose Bowl win

Stanford's monstrous win over Iowa at the Rose Bowl on Friday had even more meaning for one Cardinal player. Senior offensive guard Brendon Austin proposed to his girlfriend Carly Hartman after the team's 45-16 win over the Hawkeyes. Austin enlisted the help of his parents and Hartman's mom to ensure Hartman would be in the front row of the stadium after the game for the grand...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 bowl performances in college football history

The bowl season is always a great way to end the year in college football. Few things are more enjoyable than watching the best players play at the highest level in the biggest games of the season. Christian McCaffrey put up an incredible performance in the Rose Bowl, but he certainly wasn’t the first great college football player to do that. Going back over 100 years, that...
Via Sportsnaut
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Obnoxious fan disrupts Christian McCaffrey's interview

by Matt Hladik Stanford throttled Iowa 45-16 to win the Rose Bowl this evening, not surprisingly thanks in large part to the exploits of sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey. The Heisman runner-up became the first player in Rose Bowl history to record over 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving, and scored touchdowns as a receiver and punt returner.  After the game, ESPN...
Via College Spun
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s Rose Bowl pandering draws scorn

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s football allegiances were tested on New Year’s Day when No. 6 Stanford faced No. 5 Iowa in the Rose Bowl. Fiorina graduated from Stanford in 1976, but Iowa is an important state in the presidential nomination process. So, in a blatant show of pandering, Fiorina decided to back the Hawkeyes ahead of the Feb. 1 caucus. Love...
Via NESN.com
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Christian McCaffrey, Stanford RB, Opens Rose Bowl With 75-Yard TD Catch (Video)

Christian McCaffrey wasted little time showing the world why he is one of the best college football players on the planet. On the first play from scrimmage in Friday’s Rose Bowl, the Stanford Cardinal running back destroyed the Iowa Hawkeyes’ defense on an incredible 75-yard touchdown catch. Christian McCaffrey wasted no time with this 75 yard TD pass from Kevin Hogan. ...
Via NESN.com
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey wins AP Player of the Year

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey is the AP Player of the Year, the news outlet announced this afternoon.  McCaffrey, a sophomore running back for the Cardinal, is the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to receive the award in six years.  Alabama running back Derrick Henry, the Heisman Trophy winner, finished second in the voting, while Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson finished...
Via College Spun
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian McCaffrey: I don’t fit white running back stereotype

Christian McCaffrey is thought to be battling something other than just the 11 defenders on the opposite side of the field every time he plays a football game. There is also a bias against white players at speed positions in football because of the perception that they aren’t as fast or athletic as black players. McCaffrey, who has proven that he is one of the best players in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey breaks Barry Sanders' record

It has been a record breaking day in college football already. Earlier, Alabama’s Derrick Henry broke Herschel Walker’s SEC record for single season rushing yards. Now, another back that will be at the Heisman ceremony in New York has topped a legendary NCAA record. Stanford’s do-it-all superstar Christian McCaffrey broke Barry Sanders’ season total yardage record, with...
Via College Spun
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford's playoff hopes come crashing down

In a college football season when everything has constantly been fluid, Stanford had built itself up surely and slowly. After looking mediocre at best against Northwestern in its opening game, Stanford rebounded and worked its way back into the top 10. Not only that, the Cardinal looked great in their wins. Aside from a two-point win over Washington State in Pullman, which looks...
Via The Student Section
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford’s McCaffrey looks to hurdle Heisman opponents

The Heisman discussion has deepened, transitioning from a low, intermittent whisper to a strong, steady hum as college football moves into the heady month of November. Statements need to be made, conferences need to be won and statistics need to be more impressive than ever. Down on the Farm, sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey has been garnering national attention for his...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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