Stanford Cardinal (NCAA 12)

This is a discussion on Stanford Cardinal (NCAA 12) within the Football Dynasties forums.

Go Back   Operation Sports Forums > Dynasty Headquarters > Football Dynasties
Sports Game of the Year in 2020: MLB The Show 20
Best Racing Game in 2020: F1 2020
Best Franchise Mode in 2020: Super Mega Baseball 3
Poll: What's more important to you, when the time comes to purchase a game? (Click to vote)
Thread Tools
Old 11-03-2011, 11:21 PM   #1
Hall Of Fame
Psyblast's Arena
OVR: 43
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: OS Midwest Office
Posts: 42,499
Stanford Cardinal (NCAA 12)

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss
With Harbaugh off to the NFL, Stanford exchanges one Michigan Man for another

PALO ALTO, CA - Pretty much all Stanford football fans knew it was going to end sooner rather than later. They saw Jim Harbaugh progressing into one of football's most brilliant up and coming coaches, and they knew his stay on The Farm would be brief.

But that didn't stop them from being anxious as the NFL's San Francisco 49ers pulled Harbaugh north after Stanford completed a dominating 12-1 season with a 40-12 thrashing of Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. After seeing their program's meteoric rise to national prominence, Stanford fans feared their 15 minutes of fame left with Harbaugh.

Another Michigan Man is determined to keep Stanford in the spotlight.

Based largely on Harbaugh's recommendation, the Cardinal passed over several higher profile candidates and hired relative unknown Brian Kudron to take the reigns of the football program.

"I'm sure there are several other people everyone had hoped to be standing here," Kudron joked with the media at his introductory press conference. "But I'm here to promise to all of you, that the status quo Jim Harbaugh set during his time here, the standard he created, it will be matched as long as I'm here. The style of football that Bo Schembechler coached at Michigan, the style that Jim Harbaugh inherited from him, the style that lines up and punches the other team in the mouth - that's what we're about here. In a way, you could say it's a continuation of the lineage, because everything I've learned about coaching, I learned from Jim Harbaugh, and Lloyd Carr, and the teachings of Bo.

"We're not going to fool around, here. We're going to be an enormous football team that never lets up for one single play and crushes the will of the opposition in the trenches. We're going to recruit linemen who know only how to destroy. We're going to recruit tall, big-armed quarterbacks. We're going to run the ball downhill with bruising tailbacks, and use that to set up playaction to big wideouts, big tight ends, and yeah, even the fullbacks that Coach Harbaugh made popular again. Defensively, we'll remain a base 3-4 team, and that means jumbo-sized linemen freeing up space for big, physical linebackers. In the secondary, we want tall, tough corners who don't shy away from contact, and we want safeties that make opposing receivers think twice about going over the middle.

"We're going to be the most fundamentally sound team in America. We're going to know our assignments, we're going to block, we're going to tackle, we're going to keep contain and maintain leverage, we're going to execute with deadly precision."

Needless to say, Stanford's new head man gave a very positive first impression. And all the bravado he exhibited can be backed up, thanks to the roster he inherits from his mentor, as the Cardinal enters 2011 as legitimate contenders for the Pac-12 and National Championships.

On offense, everything of course begins with Heisman Trophy candidate Andrew Luck at quarterback. The junior from Houston likely would've been the #1 pick in the NFL Draft if he had come out early, but he decided to return to Stanford for another season, giving the Cardinal the best quarterback in the nation, and hence, one of the nation's most intimidating offenses. Lost in all the hype that Luck receives, however, is the stable of pounding running backs Stanford utilizes for their power running game, as Stepfan Taylor, Anthony Wilkerson, Jeremy Stewart and Tyler Gaffney are all in excess of 210 pounds and all capable of carrying the load when called upon.

At wide receiver, Stanford may not have an elite game breaker, but Chris Owusu, Griff Whalen, and Jamal Rashad-Patterson form a sure-handed, physical corp. The strength of Stanford's receiving absolutely lies at the tight end position, where the "Tree Amigos", Coby Fleener, Zach Ertz, and Levine Toilolo, are all jumbo-sized pass catching threats.

While the offensive line loses All-American center Chase Beeler, two other All-American candidates anchor one of college football's meanest front five. Left tackle Jonathan Martin and right guard David DeCastro were stars on last year's offensive line, with Martin joining the departed Beeler on the All-American team and DeCastro taking first team All-Pac 10 honors. Youngsters Cameron Fleming, Kevin Danser, David Yankey, Sam Schwartzstein, and Khalil Wilkes form a deep and talented rotation to complete the line.

On defense, the Cardinal's three-man front is anchored by defensive ends Matthew Masifilo and Ben Gardner, weighing in at 280 and 273 pounds, respectively. Nose tackle Sione Fua must be replaced, but junior Terrence Stephens should be up to the task.

At the next level, Stanford's linebacking corps boasts a pair of imposing All-American candidates in Chase Thomas and Shayne Skov. Both led the team with 7.5 sacks apiece last season, and both represent very bad news for opposing offenses. Senior Max Bergen and junior Trent Murphy should round out the starters at linebacker.

In the secondary, Richard Sherman is gone at corner, but three other starters return, including star safeties Michael Thomas and Delano Howell. Johnson Bademosi returns at corner, with sophomore Barry Browning expected to replace Sherman.
Psyblast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisements - Register to remove
Old 11-04-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
Hall Of Fame
Psyblast's Arena
OVR: 43
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: OS Midwest Office
Posts: 42,499
Re: Stanford Cardinal (NCAA 12)

2011 Stanford Cardinal
4Drew TerrellWR5'11180JRChandler (AZ) Hamilton
6Josh NunesQB6'4208RS SOUpland (CA)
7Brett NottinghamQB6'4215RS FRAlamo (CA) Monte Visa
10Geoff MeinkenFB6'4255RS SOLynnwood (WA)
11Levine ToiloloTE6'8263JRLa Mesa (CA) Helix
12Andrew LuckQB6'4237RS JRHouston (TX) Stratford
17Griff WhalenWR6'1193SRSylvania (OH) Southview
21Jamal Rashad-PattersonWR6'3208JRMcDonough (GA) Henry County
22Remound WrightHB5'9198FRFort Wayne (IN) Bishop Dwenger
25Tyler GaffneyHB6'1216JRSan Diego (CA) Cathedral Catholic
32Anthony WilkersonHB6'1220SOFoothill Ranch (CA) Tustin
33Stepfan TaylorHB5'11210JRMansfield (TX)
34Jeremy StewartHB6'1218RS SRBaton Rouge (LA) Catholic
39Kelsey YoungHB5'10190FRNorco (CA)
52David DeCastroOG6'5312RS JRBellevue (WA)
54David YankeyOG6'5300RS FRRoswell (GA) Centennial
55Jonathan MartinOT6'6306RS JRLos Angeles (CA) Harvard-Westlake
63Kevin ReihnerOG6'4290FRScranton (PA) Scranton Prep
64Sam SchwartzsteinC6'3290RS JRSouthlake (TX) Carroll
65Khalil WilkesC6'3290RS SOTeaneck (NJ) St. Peters
66Matt BentlerOG6'5296RS SRBettendorf (IA) Davenport Assumption
73Cameron FlemingOT6'6307RS FRHouston (TX) Cypress Creek
74Brendon AustinOT6'6275FRParker (CO) Chaparral
75Dillon BonnellOG6'4283RS FRHighlands Ranch (CO) ThunderRidge
76Kevin DanserOG6'6295RS SOSaratoga (CA) Bellarmine College Prep
77Tyler MabryOT6'7295RS SRSan Diego (CA) Francis Parker
80Sam KnappWR6'3208RS SOMenlo Park (CA) Menlo-Atherton
81Chris OwusuWR6'2200SRWestlake Village (CA) Oaks Christian
82Coby FleenerTE6'6254RS SRLemont (IL) Joliet Catholic
84Jemari RobertsWR6'3212RS SOLong Beach (CA) Wilson
85Ryan HewittFB6'4242RS SODenver (CO) Mullen
86Zach ErtzTE6'6249RS SOAlamo (CA) Monte Visa
88Ty MontgomeryWR6'2205FRDallas (TX) St. Mark's
89Devon CajusteWR6'4212FRSeaford (NY) Holy Cross
2Wayne LyonsCB/S6'1190FRFort Lauderdale (FL) Dillard
3Michael ThomasS5'11186SRHouston (TX) Nimitz
5Devon CarringtonS6'1197SOChandler (AZ) Hamilton
6Terrence BrownCB6'1178RS SOTorrance (CA) Orange Lutheran
8Jordan RichardsS5'11199FRFolsom (CA)
9James VaughtersLB6'2243FRStone Mountain (GA) Tucker
11Shayne SkovLB6'3243JRPiedmont (CA) Trinity-Pawling (NY)
15Usua AmanamCB5'10173RS SOFremont (CA) Bellarmine College Prep
17AJ TarpleyLB6'2235RS FRPlymouth (MN) Wayzata
24Quinn EvansCB5'10177RS JRChandler (AZ) Basha
26Delano HowellS5'11198SRNewhall (CA) Hart
27Johnson BademosiCB6'1200SRSilver Spring (MD) Gonzaga College
28Harold BernardCB6'2186RS JRChandler (AZ)
29Ed ReynoldsS6'2194RS FROrange Park (FL) Woodberry Forest
31Barry BrowningCB6'1178SOEverman (TX)
35Jarek LancasterLB6'1238RS SOHelotes (TX) Sandra Day O'Connor
38Ra'Chard PippensCB/S6'1185FRMcDonough (GA) Ola
40Joe HemschootLB6'1215RS FRLakewood (CO)
42Alex DebniakLB6'2233RS JRHudsonville (MI)
43Blake LuedersLB6'5256SOZionsville (IN) Zionsville Community
44Chase ThomasLB6'4239RS JRMarietta (GA) Walton
49Ben GardnerDE6'4273RS SOMequon (WI) Homestead
56Jacob GowanDE/DT6'3284RS SOSanta Rosa (CA) Cardinal Newman
57Max BergenLB6'2230RS SREast Stroudsburg (PA)
90Josh MauroDE6'6269RS SOHurst (TX) L.D. Bell
91Henry AndersonDE6'6258SOAtlanta (GA) Woodward Academy
92Charlie HopkinsDE6'6270FRSpokane (WA) Gonzaga Prep
93Trent MurphyLB6'6260JRPhoeniz (AZ) Brophy College Prep
95Lance CallihanDT6'3295FRBaton Rouge (LA) Catholic
96Eddie PlantaricDE6'5277RS FROrangevale (CA) Del Campo
97Anthony HayesDT6'3290FRBrooklyn Park (MN) St. Thomas Academy
98Matthew MasifiloDE6'3280RS SREwa Beach (HI) Campbell
99Terrence StephensDT6'2295JRGaithersburg (MD) Quince Orchard
19Jordan WilliamsonK5'11179RS FRAustin (TX) Westwood
36Daniel ZychlinskiP6'3203RS JRTampa (FL) King

Last edited by Psyblast; 11-04-2011 at 06:45 PM.
Psyblast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 06:52 PM   #3
Hall Of Fame
Psyblast's Arena
OVR: 43
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: OS Midwest Office
Posts: 42,499
Re: Stanford Cardinal (NCAA 12)

Stanford 2011 Schedule
Sep 3vs San Jose State
Sep 10at Duke
Sep 17at Arizona
Oct 1vs UCLA
Oct 8vs Colorado
Oct 15at Washington State
Oct 22vs Washington
Oct 29at USC
Nov 5at Oregon State
Nov 12vs #5 Oregon
Nov 19vs California
Nov 26vs #21 Notre Dame
Psyblast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 06:59 PM   #4
Hall Of Fame
Psyblast's Arena
OVR: 43
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: OS Midwest Office
Posts: 42,499
Re: Stanford Cardinal (NCAA 12)

NCAA Football Rankings - Coaches Poll - Updated: Sep 1, 2011
1Oklahoma (40)001505
2Alabama (21)001430
6Ohio State001150
7Oklahoma State001085
8Boise State001021
9Texas A&M00958
10Florida State00898
13South Carolina00726
15Michigan State00621
17Virginia Tech00522
19Mississippi State00430
21Notre Dame00345
24North Carolina State00230
25Arizona State00195
Psyblast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 12:56 AM   #5
Hall Of Fame
Psyblast's Arena
OVR: 43
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: OS Midwest Office
Posts: 42,499
Re: Stanford Cardinal (NCAA 12)

2012 California Top 40
1Scott MitchellATH6'4179*****Yucaipa
2Keon NixonHB6'0208*****Hanford
3Sam JenkinsWR5'11162*****Chino Don Lugo
4Jason MorganC6'1280****Rancho Cucamonga
5Courtney WeberCB5'10165****Bellflower St. John Bosco
6Kevin CollinsTE6'4220****Apple Valley
7Kyle WilliamsOT6'4301****Huntington Beach Edison
8Robert DotyS6'4203****Los Angeles Dorsey
9Kevin JacksonTE6'4262****San Diego Scripps Ranch
10Brian RomeroHB5'11207****Napa
11Jason AdamsS6'2195****Lake Forest El Toro
12Tremayne SimmonsLB6'0248****San Clemente
13Rashad WalkerDE6'5275****Indio
14Steve TreangenDT6'1264****Santa Ana Mater Dei
15David CollinsOT6'5305****San Jose Valley Christian
16Reggie ErvinLB6'1207****Orange Lutheran
17Travis McDonaldOG6'4345****Gardena Junipero Serra
18Quinn FogleCB6'1180****Santa Cruz
19James SandersOT6'5297****Cypress
20Lamar HarveyLB6'3241****Inglewood
21Kevin EstesCB6'0190****Fairfield Armijo
22Corey WadeC6'3284****Costa Mesa
23George BarrettLB6'1200****Palmdale
24Kevin PurcellHB6'0211****San Bernardino Arroyo Valley
25Ty ToddOG6'4291****Pleasanton Foothill
26Jason BanksTE6'1237***Torrance West
27William SandersOT6'7297***Gardena Junipero Serra
28Jay HicksTE6'4242***La Habra
29Corey WilsonLB6'3208***Oxnard Santa Clara
30Marcel HughesQB6'1186***Huntington Beach Edison
31Chris CarterS6'1211***La Puente Bishop Amat
32Richie WhiteATH5'10177***Woodland Hills Taft
33Jared RushWR6'2173***Watsonville Monte Vista Christian
34Caleb ZeiglerATH6'5196***Camarillo
35Nate CollinsDT6'1283***Gilroy
36Wesley MatthewsCB6'1164***Daly City Archbishop Riordan
37Jason HickmanWR6'2209***Moreno Valley Rancho Verde
38Kevin KellyOT6'8325***Anaheim Servite
39Lance PopeDE6'5282***Yucaipa
40Clint BlakeATH6'6245***Monterey Seaside
Psyblast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisements - Register to remove
Old 11-06-2011, 01:35 AM   #6
Hall Of Fame
Psyblast's Arena
OVR: 43
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: OS Midwest Office
Posts: 42,499
Re: Stanford Cardinal (NCAA 12)

2011 Preseason All-Americans
1st Team Offense PosCollege2nd Team OffensePosCollege
Andrew LuckQBStanfordKellen MooreQBBoise State
Trent RichardsonHBAlabamaMichael DyerHBAuburn
LaMichael JamesHBOregonMarcus LattimoreHBSouth Carolina
Lonnie PryorFBFlorida StateRyan ClarkeFBWest Virginia
Alshon JefferyWRSouth CarolinaJames RodgersWROregon State
Ryan BroylesWROklahomaDeVier PoseyWROhio State
Justin BlackmonWROklahoma StateMichael FloydWRNotre Dame
Philip LutzenkirchenTEAuburnMichael AgnewTEMissouri
Andrew DatkoTFlorida StateNate PotterTBoise State
Kyle DooleyGTCUJohnnie TroutmanGPenn State
David MolkCMichiganMichael BrewsterCOhio State
Kevin ZeitlerGWisconsinBarrett JonesGAlabama
JB ShugartsTOhio StateJosh OglesbyTWisconsin
1st Team DefensePosCollege2nd Team DefensePosCollege
Jonathan MassaquoiDETroyVinny CurryDEMarshall
Brandon JenkinsDEFlorida StateNathan WilliamsDEOhio State
Kheeston RandallDTTexasQuinton CoplesDTNorth Carolina
Jared CrickDTNebraskaJosh ChapmanDTAlabama
Chase ThomasOLBStanfordNico JohnsonOLBAlabama
Luke KuechlyMLBBoston CollegeDont'a HightowerMLBAlabama
Travis LewisOLBOklahomaCourtney UpshawOLBAlabama
Dre KirkpatrickCBAlabamaJayron HosleyCBVirginia Tech
Cody RiggsCBFloridaD'Anton LynnCBPenn State
Robert LesterFSAlabamaJohn BoyettFSOregon
Ray Ray ArmstrongSSMiami-FLMark BarronSSAlabama
1st Team SpecialistsPosCollege2nd Team SpecialistsPosVotes
Kevin GoeslingKFresno StateGrant ResselKMissouri
Drew ButlerPGeorgiaDaniel ZychlinskiPStanford
Greg ReidRETFlorida StateRyan BroylesRETOklahoma
Psyblast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 01:49 AM   #7
Hall Of Fame
Psyblast's Arena
OVR: 43
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: OS Midwest Office
Posts: 42,499
Re: Stanford Cardinal (NCAA 12)

Stanford Cardinal Depth Chart - 2011
Regular Offense
WRChris OwusuJamal Rashad-PattersonTy Montgomery
TECoby FleenerZach ErtzLevine Toilolo
LTJonathan MartinTyler Mabry
LGDavid YankeyKevin Danser
CSam SchwartzsteinKhalil Wilkes
RGDavid DeCastroMatt Bentler
RTCameron FlemingTyler Mabry
WRGriff WhalenDrew TerrellJemari Roberts
QBAndrew LuckBrett NottinghamJosh Nunes
FBRyan HewittGeoff Meinken
HBStepfan TaylorAnthony WilkersonJeremy StewartTyler Gaffney
Base 3-4 Defense
LDEMatthew MasifiloJosh MauroEddie Plantaric
NTTerrence StephensHenry AndersonJacob Gowan
RDEBen GardnerHenry AndersonCharlie Hopkins
LOLBChase ThomasBlake Lueders
LILBShayne SkovJarek Lancaster
RILBMax BergenAJ Tarpley
ROLBTrent MurphyAlex Debniak
CBJonathan BademosiTerrence BrownWayne Lyons
SSDelano HowellDevon CarringtonWayne Lyons
FSMichael ThomasJordan RichardsWayne Lyons
CBBarry BrowningUsua AmanamWayne Lyons
Special Teams
KJordan Williamson
PDaniel Zychlinski
PRDrew TerrellGriff Whalen
KRChris OwusuTy Montgomery
Psyblast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 03:24 AM   #8
Hall Of Fame
Psyblast's Arena
OVR: 43
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: OS Midwest Office
Posts: 42,499
Re: Stanford Cardinal (NCAA 12)

San Jose State @ #3 Stanford
Stanford Stadium
Palo Alto, CA
September 3, 2011

Defense sets the tone for Stanford's opener
Offense finds its legs after halftime as Cardinal cruises past SJSU to start 2011

PALO ALTO, CA - In some ways, it was exactly the way Brian Kudron wanted his debut as Stanford head coach to go.

In others.....not so much.

Stanford's offense sputtered and stumbled out of the blocks, and the entire program suffered a scare when Andrew Luck did not return to the game after halftime. But thankfully it was only a precaution, and the Cardinal's vaunted running game hummed to life, and the defense stood their ground to pitch a 44-0 shutout of San Jose State in the season opener.

Luck took a nasty shot on Stanford's opening drive, and looked out of sorts for the remainder of the half. With Stanford ahead 16-0 at halftime, Coach Kudron made the call to go with backup Brett Nottingham in the second half.

"The doctors told us he was available, but our defense was playing well, and we had faith that our running game would get on track, so I decided to go with Brett," Kudron said. "In a more precarious situation, we would've gone with Andrew, but we were confident that we could get the job done without putting him at further risk. He's fine, he'll be good to go next week, no problem."

Stanford's powerful stable of running backs took over late in the second quarter and through the second half. All four backs got in on the action, with "second stringer" Anthony Wilkerson leading the charge with 120 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, star linebackers Shayne Skov and Chase Thomas led a high-pressure, often-blitzing siege that crushed San Jose State's offense all day long.

San Jose State Spartans at Stanford Cardinal
Sep 3, 20111ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
San Jose State Spartans (0-1)00000
#3 Stanford Cardinal (1-0)31321744
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense49487
Rushing Yards-50286
Passing Yards99201
First Downs318
Punt Return Yards074
Kick Return Yards8833
Total Yards137594
3rd Down Converstion1-129-16
4th Down Conversion0-00-1
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals0-01-3
Posession Time10:5729:03
Scoring Summary
2:52(STAN) Williamson, 20 yard FG03
8:13(STAN) Williamson, 32 yard FG06
4:11(STAN) Williamson, 33 yard FG09
2:00(STAN) Wilkerson, 2 yard run (Williamson kick)016
8:04(STAN) Wilkerson, 27 yard run (Williamson kick)023
6:55(STAN) Terrell, 61 yard punt return (Williamson kick)030
1:19(STAN) C. Thomas, 7 yard fumble return (Williamson kick)037
4:41(STAN) Wilkerson, 51 yard run (Williamson kick)044
San Jose State Spartans
Matt Faulkner8/209900
Brandon Rutley12100.80
Matt Faulkner10-60-6.00
Chandler Jones33411.30
Ray Rodriguez22713.50
Kyle Nunn12525.00
Josh Harrison155.00
Noel Grigsby188.00
Vince Buhagiar101.000
Keith Smith9000
Tiuke Tuipulotu7000
Travis Johnson31.000
Peyton Thompson3010
Folio Vae11.000
Harrison Waid1038838.80
Brandon Driver48822.00
Stanford Cardinal
Andrew Luck10/2317301
Brett Nottingham3/32800
Stepfan Taylor12675.50
Anthony Wilkerson1112010.93
Jeremy Stewart7355.00
Tyler Gaffney5346.80
Andrew Luck4164.00
Brett Nottingham2147.00
Coby Fleener56513.00
Stepfan Taylor27939.50
Chris Owusu2168.00
Griff Whalen23115.50
Zach Ertz155.00
Ryan Hewitt155.00
Trent Murphy5000
Matthew Masifilo51.500
Max Bergen51.000
Chase Thomas40.501
Barry Browning3000
Delano Howell2000
Michael Thomas5000
Terrence Stephens22.000
Charlie Hopkins11.000
Shayne Skov31.500
Ben Gardner51.500
Jordan Williamson3/45/51434
Daniel Zychlinski14444.00
Chris Owusu13333.00
Drew Terrell37424.61
Psyblast is offline  
Reply With Quote

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

« Operation Sports Forums > Dynasty Headquarters > Football Dynasties »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:56 PM.

Top -