PALO ALTO (Bleacher Report) – In 2012, Stanford will have to move on after losing some of their best players to the NFL. While losing those players has certainly created some weaknesses for the Cardinal, Head Coach David Shaw has a lot of strengths to be optimistic about.

Though the Cardinal’s performance may drop off a bit from the elite level they have been playing at since 2009, they should still prove to be one of the nation’s best teams.

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