- 09/03/2013, 10:41PM ET
PCH said 09/03, 11:02 PM
Havn't even played a game yet. Still running of Luck's success. lmao
kalbrecht17 said 09/04, 01:10 AM
first and foremost, stanford. no extra d lol.
but in all seriousness, stanford is a team coming off a 12-2 season in which they won the pac 12 championship and the rose bowl and finished ranked 7th in the AP and 6th in the coaches. they return 15 starters including QB Kevin Hogan who was extremely solid in spurring their finish over the last half of the season by providing some stability.
this team will be able to run the ball as their line will once again be a very strong point and is being heralded by some as the best in the nation. on offense, they will simply need Hogan to again provide PA passes to the TE's and over the top to stretch the D when needed.
On defense Stanford returns 2 very solid LBs in Trent Murphy and Shayne Skov that really headline the fact that this D will set up shop and smash you in the mouth over and over. Also back is all american Ben Gardner at DE. Not lost in all this is that their secondary has plenty of experience. Overall it will be a rock solid unit.
looking at the list, i can't see a single team i would move above them after 1 week that hasn't already (maybe LSU, but that's a big maybe for now). Stanford is right where they belong
PCH said 09/06, 03:34 AM
Yeah, Texas A &M is really overrated. #cough
Johnny Football ring a bell?
He looked pretty sharp in his 2nd half debut against lonely RICE.
A & M BEAT the national champions last year, and Manziel might not have gone to the SEC title game, but he did win the Heisman.
Who in God's name is Kevin Hogan?
kalbrecht17 said 09/06, 04:36 PM
Kevin Hogan. you know the guy who stepped in and righted the ship for Stanford by solidly managing the game and stepping up and making big throws when they were needed?
and on A & M, cool they beat bama last year, and who gives 2 craps whether or not manziel won the heisman, that does NOTHING for this year. Johnny football may be back, but the kid is walking a very fine line right now. i could easily see him imploding (personally or on the field). and you're saying he looked sharp against rice? congrats. they scored 28 points without him and 24 with him so its not as if Rice was really putting up much of fight
regardless, A & M is still overrated even if JF is just as good as he was last year. Did you watch that same Rice team roll up 31 points and actually outgain A & M 509-486 including 306 yards on the ground? you think bama and lsu aren't just going to gash that defense this year? keep in mind the defense lost 5 starters and 4 guys who were keys for them up front. this run defense is porous and it will cost them at least 2 losses. definitely not a top 10 team considering if they lose those 2, their best win will be over.... no one who's even ranked.
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