Stanford coach David Shaw says coaches can learn from their rivals, and he's spent a lot of time talking with former Oregon coach Chip Kelly.
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Dennis Green, the Pac-12's first African-American head football coach, left a significant impact on the Cardinal.
Pac-12 reporter Ted Miller says Washington State and Utah are the league's sleeper teams and explains his fourth-place ranking of the Cougars.
Dennis Green's career highlights
Before his 13-year career as an NFL head coach, Dennis Green served as the head coach at Northwestern (1981-85) and Stanford (1989-91). He died Thursday at the age of 67.
David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer
Dennis Green, who passed away last night, coached at Stanford from 1989-1991. Brian Billick and Tyrone Willingham were on his staff. David Shaw, Ed McCaffrey, John Lynch, Bob Whitfield, and current US Senator Cory Booker were players on his team.
Dennis Green, who coached the Vikings and Cardinals over 13 NFL seasons, died Thursday at the age of 67 from complications of a cardiac arrest.
Where should college football's top 25 teams turn when they need one yard to win the game on the last play? Get ready for some surprises.
At $3.6 million, Washington's Chris Peterson has the top base salary in the Pac-12, with six coaches topping the $3 million mark.
The Cardinal are the media's conference pick for the first time -- and it's the last thing on the team's mind.
Toughest September schedules
Auburn is one of three teams who will play three top-15 opponents in September, according to ESPN's Football Power Index.
Stanford football has arrived as a respected power, and it's clear that its powers-at-be are very invested in keeping their good times rolling.
Stanford players and trainers believe Christian McCaffrey is strong, faster and leaner, and he has every intention of doing more in 2016.
Stanford's Christian McCaffrey and USC's Adoree' Jackson headline the list of 43 athletes in the running for the Paul Hornung Award.
Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer
Fair to say Stanford running back and 2015 Heisman Trophy runnerup Christian McCaffrey is popular as the biggest star of Pac-12 media day. He told me Thursday that learning to be a celebrity is a work in progress. Word from just about everyone around the program is his workout warrior mentality has only increased. He said he's still finding doubters, though, finding ways to maintain the motivating chip on his shoulder.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Stanford coach David Shaw says good coaches steal ideas. Noted he has taken a lot from Chip Kelly and some from Washington State.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
A lot of interest in the player who should have won the Heisman Trophy - Christian McCaffrey.
Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer
Washington State linebacker Parker Henry said it's pick your poison when facing Oregon's Royce Freeman or Stanford's Christian McCaffrey: "Freeman will give you a headache when he hits you. McCaffrey will make you close your eyes when you have to watch film."
Stanford storylines at Pac-12 media days
Coach David Shaw, Christian McCaffrey and Co. are in L.A. for Pac-12 media days. Among the topics that might be addressed is a challenging September. Full schedule
Can Christian McCaffrey do even more?
It might be difficult for McCaffrey to top his historic sophomore season. The 2016 Heisman favorite is in L.A. on Friday to address the media at Pac-12 media days.
Stanford returns defensive production
Christian McCaffrey is returning after a record-setting season, but Stanford also returns players who made 75 percent of its interceptions and 59 percent of its tackles.
It's hard to see any Pac-12 team as likely to emerge with fewer than two losses, and two losses hasn't gotten any team into the CFP.
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