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Archives: Sep. 2012


Can you identify Stanford play-action?

Stanford runs so much, it eventually catches teams creeping toward the line of scrimmage, and that’s when the Cardinal tries to go over-the-top to tight ends.

Let’s take a look at two examples. One is a run. The other ends up being a play-action bootleg that Stanford’s completes to a tight end:

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Q&A with Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes

Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes won the quarterback competition to replace Andrew Luck. MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ / Associated Press

Had a chance to talk with fourth-year junior Josh Nunes, whose first road game as the starting quarterback of the Stanford Cardinal comes Thursday night against Washington. Nunes has been solid for Stanford: six touchdowns, three picks and 53.4 percent completion rate. But, he remains the person opposing defenses want to force to beat them.

Nunes was up-and-down in the USC game. He threw two touchdown passes, though was also intercepted twice. Here’s our talk with him and a little more on Nunes from Stanford coach David Shaw:

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Sarkisian says focus has been on themselves

Steve Sarkisian made his final meeting with the press prior to the Stanford game. He followed up his news from Monday’s coach’s show that linebackers Nate Fellner and Jamaal Kearse will be available Thursday night. He also said the team has been worrying more about themselves than strictly the opponent. Here’s a transcript:
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