Cal has struggled mightily in Dykes’ first season, and the football team’s graduation rates are the worst among teams in major conferences. Entering the 116th Big Game on Saturday, Dykes is chasing the model that has made No. 10 Stanford a success on the field and in the classroom.
Coach David Shaw said Tuesday that wide receiver Devon Cajuste could practice later this week and play Saturday when the eighth-ranked Cardinal (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) visit Oregon State (6-1, 4-0). He said an MRI exam on Cajuste’s right knee showed no ligament damage.
Stanford coach David Shaw sat his players down this week to make sure they understood this year’s annual East Coast trip carries special meaning.
After spending the first week of the season on the sidelines, the fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal are set to start at home against San Jose State on Saturday night.
Several Pac-12 coaches admitted they’d prefer to see their league go to eight-game conference schedules (down from nine) but the reality is, the league’s media contract won’t allow for that. In the face of that, with the upcoming College Football Playoff on the horizon, should all the conferences have the same scheduling standards?
Dry conditions, cool temperatures and the smell of clean-cut grass brought a smile to the face of Stanford coach David Shaw on the first day of spring practice.
Looking for the right combination of brawn and brains, Stanford signed 12 players to national letters of intent Wednesday. That’s a considerably smaller—and less heralded—group than a year ago, when the Cardinal coach hauled in 22 players in what the program called the best class in its history.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly reportedly has interviews lined up with the Browns, Bills and Eagles following Thursday night’s Fiesta Bowl game against Kansas State.
Stanford football head coach David Shaw has agreed to a “long-term contract extension” that will keep him with his alma mater beyond the two years left on his remaining deal.
As improbable as it once seemed, Shaw is finding ways to sustain success at a place better known for producing future world leaders and venture capitalists than Heisman Trophy finalists and NFL draft picks.