Last Saturday, fans eagerly descended on Stanford Stadium for the Cardinal and White Spring Game, a showcase of all the exciting things to come during Stanford Football’s upcoming 2015 offseason.
“It’s great to see some of the fresh faces out there that will become the future of Stanford Football and feature heavily into next offseason’s practices and drills,” an enthusiastic local alumni reported in between renewing his season tickets and buying merchandise.
Despite the fact that none of the action on the field related in any tangible way to Stanford’s 2014 football season – what with the exhibition game’s arbitrary points, complete lack of opponent, and whimsical decisions on when to end each half – fans still seemed excited about the game’s ability to forecast the future of the football program.
“I loved being able to see some of the new guys taking over for the graduating seniors,” one fan commented. “It will be interesting to see the positional battles develop and to watch them assume leadership roles during next offseason’s two-a-day workouts.”
“My favorite part, of course, was seeing the coaches out there on the field during the game. I really look forward to watching them utilize and develop that strategy during practices next summer.”