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|47 weeks 2 days ago||Durkin, on the other hand,||
Will kick ass everywhere.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||It's a bit weird||
I've followed Harbaugh from Stanford/49ers. He's a weird guy from a coaching staff perspective, in that people will sometimes randomly be booted out of the inner circle for no apparent reason. For example, Shaw was the #1 offensive assistant...until, suddenly, he wasn't.
Drevno's the weirdest guy from this perspective. He got demoted in the SD --> Stanford transition. Goes to the 49ers. Randomly makes a lateral move from SF OL coach to USC OL coach. Now getting promoted? Very odd.
He had a so-so reputation as a recruiter for Stanford, as well.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Don't think you'd need to worry||
The reason Cal/NW was on so late was its limited interest to folks back east. Michigan automatically would have much more interest, whomever they played.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||NW looked bad||
They're overranked at 22.
Still, even though Cal's starting a true freshmen QB, Tedford left Dykes a ton of skill position talent and they won't see a ton of hurry-up spread offense in conference.
More disturbing to me -- if I were a Wildcat fan -- was their inability to punch through on offense. They could've finished Cal off and didn't. Not a good team.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||re: Stanford||
Well, the two newer guys have turned out to be pretty good. Yankey is a 1st/2nd round type and Fleming is a more than solid starter. While bama's talent in that line was probably better, Stanford's were pretty darn good themselves.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I don't think it's dumb||
Necessarily, at least. If you figure how limited the data points they have to work with -- a limited number of games, an even more limited number of competitive games, an even more limited number of competitve games against fellow BCS/FBS-level prospects -- you just have a greed for more data. And if a guy just keeps on doing well and solidifying a positive impression, that might make him a better bet than a guy who declines to camp, for whatever reason.
The risk is recency bias, of course.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Ugh||
Low-table EPL? Hard to see how he'll develop there. Hoping no longballs for days, but ughhh.
Would've strongly preferred a Germany or Italy move.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Committed to LSU||
Miles likes his chest.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||It's my understanding that||
Swain definitely has a Stanford offer, though the class may fill at his position before he gets a chance to commit. I believe he also has an Oregon offer, though I don't know them very well.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||If Carlisle is getting a lot of carries for you||
You're going to be godawful on offense.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||it's weird he hasn't gotten more offers||
Talented QB, from what I've heard. Maybe he's everyone's second choice or something.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Strongly favors||
Stanford and Cal, apparently. Cal fans think they'll get him, but they're a generally delusional bunch. Still, likes the northern California schools, and all things being equal would prefer a spread team.
EDIT: should note that it's unclear who will get the 2015 QB offer from Stanford (or even whether an elite QB will be interested in Stanford if Keller Chryst commits) between Town, Rosen, and the other 2015 QBs camping at Stanford.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||It's definitely not||
I don't know what's happening here, but the Scout Stanford site is not as good as the Rivals one (which has not reported anything comparable.)
I wouldn't worry about Stanford for Westphal. He hasn't been on the radar previously, and the school has been quite aggressive offering DBs -- 18 or 19 by my count.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Not to mention||
The number of times Tommy Rees had to bail them out. Golson was injured in, what, two or three games last year? (besides the times he was pulled for bad performance)
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Right now?||
Yes. Dawkins stinnnnks.
Stanford had a great run for more than a decade between Mike Montgomery and Trent Johnson; with admissions getting easier at the end of Johnson's tenure, combined with the general success of the program, you'd imagine it would be clear skies ahead but no.
Anyway, this is probably tangential for your purposes. Point is, with Dawkins at the helm, a crater season is entirely possible. I don't see the team finishing higher than 6th in the Pac-12. Is that better than a .500 Big East team? Probably, I guess. *weeps in beer*.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||You know nothing||
|2 years 31 weeks ago||You all can really do Stanford fans a favor||
By beating the tar out of the team and hastening the end of the Johnny Dawkins era.
I'm sure that's agreeable to you lot.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Congrats||
Stanford had made him a somewhat high priority, but looks like we'll have to search elsewhere.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||USC offered Keller Chryst||
From Palo Alto.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||an easy excuse there||
Stanford vs. ND is always on Thanksgiving weekend when in California.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Going to Stanford if he gets in||
Is consensus in Palo Alto.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Yeah||
I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up there. It's hard to predict with blue chippers. It's just that there seems to be a lot of conflicting evidence at the moment, so I'm not sure why the certainty on his part.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||He mentions Stanford every chance he gets||
And has named the school his favorite more than a few occasions. The impression in Palo Alto is that they're in the catbird seat, so I'm not sure where Shanker got the opinion from.
We'll try our best to keep him out of Columbus.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||It's a really good hire||
The guy did:
1) Win Utah State's first outright conference title since 1946
2) Win Utah State's second bowl ever.
Obviously "who knows" should be the default reaction to most hires, but Andersen's a good coach.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||They've jumped the gun on a few of their picks||
For example, Stanford QB Kevin Hogan has had four starts as a redshirt freshman QB.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Stanford's||
Broken up their OL responsibilities since the Harbaugh era.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Reading your views on the game||
And Stanford fan's back-to-back, well, my gosh, it's like we were all watching two different games.
I confidently explained to a friend that we might beat Notre Dame because there's no way we'd have such an ill-conceived offensive game plan as Borges, no disrespect to y'all. And then...THAT happened.
It gets better, right? It all gets better? Please tell me it gets better.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||If Ohio State loses this||
It's an incredibly embarrassing loss. Tedford teams have had a long history of gagging and getting destroyed in road tests, particularly when traveling east. Maynard is generally an iffy quarterback, decision-making-wise. The offensive line sucks.
To be honest, it's embarrassing that it's even close. As a Stanford fan I thought (and hoped) this would be a fun little blowout to start my day.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||It's probably not accurate||
To consider Stanford a part of a "state." For Stanford's purposes, "in-state recruiting" is basically "academic kids." Sometimes they're in California (which, great!) and sometimes they're around. So Stanford sometimes fights USC, Cal, UCLA, but they're really fishing in different pools.
Stanford vs. Notre Dame is probably the most common recruiting battle.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||They had a couple good years||
With Lupoi, but 2012 cratered post-Lupoi and 2013 has almost nothing. If Tedford doesn't turn it around this year the entire program enters lame-duck status.