We interrupt the worldwide outbreak of Linsanity with this important update on Stanford football. The Cardinal begins its 2012 spring practice on February 27. It seems like only yesterday they were just a chip-shot field goal from defeating Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl.
(By the way, Justin Blackmon sure looked faster than a 4.6 in that game.)
Since then, coach David Shaw has experienced the agony and ecstasy of being a BCS head football coach. His star LB Shayne Skov was arrested for DUI; his co-defensive coordinator Jason Tarver was hired away by the Raiders; and national signing day was a bonanza, as the Cardinal pulled in a trio of 5-star recruits en route to a class ranked in the top five nationally.
Those 22 recruits won't arrive in Palo Alto until late summer. Turn the page for five key areas for Farm fans to focus on during spring practice.