As soon as the boon died down, as well as all the post-game interviews in the lower hallways of Hec Edmundson Pavilion, the greatest joy still had a smile on Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh’s face.
Domination on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
It wasn’t too long ago when the Cardinal had the laughing-stock offensive line of the Pacific-10 Conference – 2006, to be exact – in the final year of former coach Walt Harris.
Talent evaluators surmised that offensive line was one of the worst they had seen in the league in recent history.
Good big men – beefy, bouncy and bright – go the longest way in determining whether a program flourishes or flounders.