The Baltimore Ravens want one long final ride for Ray Lewis. Having disposed of Andrew Luck and the Colts, they now face a more imposing challenge.
Next up, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Read More
The difference between Stanford and Oregon football over the past two seasons has been “a second half,” according to Cardinal linebacker Chase Thomas. The Ducks kept Andrew Luck out of the BCS Championship Game in 2010 and again in 2011. Both times, Chip Kelly’s team poured it on in the second half, winning the last two quarters by a combined score of 59-14. Read More
Kevin Hogan’s performance against Colorado was impressive and encouraging, but what he does in Saturday’s game against Oregon State at Stanford Stadium will be far more indicative of his current capabilities and much more significant for No. 13 Stanford.
It’s one thing to lead scoring drives on your first six possessions (including five for touchdowns) while going 18-for-23 against a Colorado team that is 1-8. Read More
Stanford found an offense and a quarterback in its 48-0 road victory against Colorado on Saturday, and the discovery of the latter is the chief reason the No. 16 Cardinal finally demonstrated an ability to move the ball and score points. Read More
Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh may have moved on to the NFL, but second-year coach David Shaw and No. 9 Stanford haven’t skipped a beat.
For the first time since 1970-72, the Cardinal improved to 3-0 for the third straight season with their fourth consecutive victory over then-No. 3 USC on Sept. 15, holding the Trojans to only 26 yards rushing and intercepting Heisman Trophy hopeful quarterback Matt Barkley twice in a thrilling 21-14 victory. Read More
Stanford lost some key pieces to the draft in April, but that doesn’t mean another Top 25 finish isn’t on the horizon.
The Cardinal offense might not be as explosive as last season when Andrew Luck, David DeCastro, Jonathan Martin and Coby Fleener propelled the team to school records for points scored (561) and total yards (6,361). But coach David Shaw’s team still has the size and strength to play the smash-mouth football he likes. Read More
Despite the loss of a quarterback who was the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft and responsible for much of the Cardinal’s success the past two seasons, Stanford enters its season-opener Friday against San Jose State ranked in the preseason top 25. Read More
STANFORD — The race to replace Andrew Luck ended Tuesday when coach David Shaw named junior Josh Nunes as Stanford’s starting quarterback.
Shaw said Nunes beat out sophomore Brett Nottingham by consistently demonstrating that he would be the best manager of the Cardinal’s pro-style offense. He said 80 percent of the job is keeping the offense away from negative plays. Read More
Are you allowed to write about Stanford football without mentioning Andrew Luck yet? Read More
Coach David Shaw wants his next quarterback to be the kid who can execute his pro style offense under real-game pressure. He might find out who that is in San Francisco this weekend.
The Cardinal and White spring game at Kezar Stadium on Saturday might be the best opportunity to see how the five candidates vying to succeed Andrew Luck are able to perform in live-game situations before the Stanford football season kicks off in September. Read More