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If you've been reading this site for a while, you know that each winter after the season ends I ask my readers to think about how much value they've gained from reading my work here over the course of the previous year. It's like any other pledge drive, I suppose,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Sumner High School|Sumner, WA Athlete|5'11"|185 pounds Rivals Rank: Four stars|#10 Athlete Key Offers: Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, Washington Profile: Connor Wedington was a long time Washington commit who seemed destined to stay home and play for the Huskies until something happened late in the process that called everything... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: St. Paul's Episcopal School -- Mobile, AL Defensive End|6'4"|252 pounds Rivals Rank: Four stars|#7 Defensive End Key Offers: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas, USC Profile: Henry Aaron, Satchel Paige, Willie McCovey, and Ozzie Smith were all born in Mobile, Alabama, which already... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Oaks Christian School -- Westlake Village, CA Tight End|6'6"|220 pounds Rivals Rank: Four stars|#2 Tight End Key Offers: Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, UCLA, USC, Washington Profile: To be honest, it's getting a little embarrassing. Year after year, it seems, Stanford sends one or two tight ends off the NFL... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Davis High School -- Davis, CA Offensive Tackle|6'4"|235 pounds Rivals Rank: Three stars|#20 Tight End Key Offers: Cal, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington Profile: I don't have the time or the inclination to do the research, but I can't imagine that any school aside from Stanford would sign two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Northridge High School|Millville, UT Outside Linebacker|6'2"|225 pounds Rivals Rank: Four stars|#25 Outside Linebacker Key Offers: BYU, Colorado, Utah, Washington State Profile: Every year it seems like the Cardinal coaching staff sneaks into Utah and comes away with one or two of the state's best high school players, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Mater Dei High School -- Santa Ana, CA Wide Receiver|6'2"|188 pounds Rivals Rank: Four stars|#21 Wide Receiver Key Offers: Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Washington Profile: When you consider that Osiris St. Brown has an older brother named Equanimeous (currently Notre Dame's top receiver) and a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Graham-Kapowsin High School|Graham, WA Offensive Tackle|6'6"|315 pounds Rivals Rank: Five stars|#3 Offensive Tackle Key Offers: Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Washington Profile: For most of the past year Foster Sarell was regarded as perhaps the most coveted prospect in all of the 2017 recruiting class, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Palma High School|Salinas, CA Center|6'3"|265 pounds Rivals Rank: Three stars|#8 Center Key Offers: Arizona, Harvard, Michigan, Washington, Yale Profile: If you've been following Stanford football for long enough, Drew Dalman's name should sound familiar. Drew's father, Chris Dalman, played tackle for the Cardinal in the early 90s before... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Pope John XXIII Regional High School|Sparta, NJ Defensive Tackle|6'2"|326 pounds Rivals Rank: Three stars|#47 Defensive Tackle Key Offers: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA Profile: With all of the success Stanford has had with this year's signing class, there's a tendency to look... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Brighton High School -- Salt Lake City, UT Athlete|6'0"|230 pounds Rivals Rank: Four stars|#9 Athlete Key Offers: BYU, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma State, UCLA, USC, Washington Profile: The designation of "Athlete" is typically given to players who don't easily fit into one category, and it's no surprise that Sione... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Mansfield High School|Mansfield, TX Athlete|6'1"|174 pounds Rivals Rank: Four stars|#20 Athlete Key Offers: Colorado, Georgia, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas, USC Profile: Adebo was another late flip from a Stanford rival, this one coming at the expense of Notre Dame. We'll never know if Adebo's decision was solely the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Greater Atlanta Christian -- Norcross, GA Quarterback|6'4"|194 pounds Rivals Rank: Five stars|#1 Quarterback Key Offers: Georgia, Miami, Michigan, UCLA, USC Profile: All you really need to know about Davis Mills is this -- the player most often used in comparisons with the Georgia quarterback is Stanford legend Andrew... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Episcopal High School -- Houston, TX Offensive Tackle|6'8"|305 pounds Rivals Rank: Five stars|#2 Offensive Tackle Key Offers: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, UCLA Profile: Anyone who's watched Stanford football with any consistency over the past decade understands that everything this team does begins and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Etowah High School -- Woodstock, GA Safety|6'4"|200 pounds Rivals Rank: Three stars|#46 Safety Key Offers: Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin Profile: You don't have to watch Stuart Head's highlight film (below) for too long before you realize what the Stanford coaching staff likes about him. His... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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There were twenty-five seconds left in the 2016 Sun Bowl when Solomon Thomas put his hand on the ground for what would be the final play of his Stanford career. North Carolina had scored a touchdown only moments before, drawing to within two points of the Cardinal, and now Tarheel... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Go Mighty Card
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No, it isn't the Rose Bowl or the Fiesta Bowl or the Orange Bowl, but the novelty of a bowl game will never wear off for me. There's the new venue -- El Paso, Texas -- but more interestingly there's a new opponent. (And after four straight Big Ten bowl... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Go Mighty Card
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We have seen our last of Christian McCaffrey in the Cardinal and White. Regardless of how you feel about the running back's decision a few weeks ago to forgo his senior season in favor of the NFL or his more controversial choice to bypass this week's Sun Bowl, there can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Go Mighty Card
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If we could look a quarter century into the future, we'd see a young Stanford sophomore as she stumbles across the Axe for the first time. The image of the iconic Axe is familiar to her, but for the first time she notices the list of scores on the plaque... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Go Mighty Card
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When I think about Big Game, countless memories rush back from over the course of my thirty seasons watching Stanford football. There are the obvious ones, ranging from the John Hopkins field goal to clinch the miracle comeback in 1990 to Ty Montgomery's five-touchdown first half in 2013, but the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Go Mighty Card
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If you're wondering what happened to Oregon State football, you can blame Stanford, at least circumstantially. The Beavers were 9-4 in 2012 and opened the 2013 season 6-1 with eye-popping wins of 44-17, 52-24, and 49-17, but they rode that high down the coast to Palo Alto and lost to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Go Mighty Card
Has the Cardinal ever been more in need of a few touchdowns? More in need of a victory? With the team and the fanbase hoping for something positive, Saturday night's game in the desert could be just what we've all been waiting for. I'm predicting a 24-10 win for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at Go Mighty Card
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You know that friend of yours who watches The Walking Dead? The one who's always trying to convince you to start watching it? At one point or another, this person has certainly shared this mantra: "It isn't about the zombies, it's about the people." (He's right, by the way.) Tweak... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Go Mighty Card
The Colorado Buffaloes arrived in the newly expanded Pac-12 five years ago, and they dutifully took their place at the bottom of the conference, suffering forty-point losses to Stanford and Oregon and winning just two league games on their way to a 3-10 overall record. Things only got worse the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Go Mighty Card
Once upon a time the Stanford offense purred like a cheetah and struck fear into the hearts of defensive coordinators up and down the Pac-12. Expectations were high for this year's offense, with talent and experience returning at every position except for one, but the Cardinal has struggled to put... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Go Mighty Card