David Shaw, Bryce Love and the Stanford Cardinal are getting ready for the 2018 season.
The Cardinal are in the midst of spring camp, with the culmination coming on April 14 with the annual Cardinal and White spring game. Optimism is high that Stanford can contend for the Pac-12 North crown once again.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Stanford spring game:
Stanford spring game time, details
Date: April 14, 2018
Location: Laird Q. Cagan Stadium (Stanford, Calif.)
Time: 1 p.m. PT
Stanford spring score, updates
Which TV channel is the Stanford spring game on?
The Stanford spring game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.
How can I watch Stanford spring game online?
How can I listen to the Stanford spring game on the radio?
You can listen to the Stanford spring game via TuneIn and the Stanford IMG Sports Network.
Stanford spring roster
Stanford’s full 2018 roster can be found here.
Stanford spring game preview
Stanford could have been in rebuilding mode had it not been for Bryce Love’s announcement that he was returning for the 2018 season. Love put up incredible numbers in his first season as the starter en route to becoming the Cardinal’s fourth Heisman Trophy runner-up since 2009.
With Love’s return, Stanford could be dynamic on offense, but the usually stout defense has some questions that need to be addressed. Additionally, Stanford has a new offensive coordinator in Tavita Pritchard.
Stanford has a quarterback in place with K.J. Costello, who emerged as a solid signal caller in 2017. However, Costello is not participating in spring practices and he rehabs an injury. The Cardinal have just two QBs for the spring: Jack Richardson and Davis Mills. Will either QB lock up the backup job during the spring game? That will be one of the key things to watch.
Defensively, the Cardinal will have to find replacements in the secondary and on the defensive line. Quenton Meeks and Justin Reid both opted to go to the NFL, leaving a big hole in the defensive backfield. Alijah Holder returns as the star of the unit, but Frank Buncom IV and Brandon Simmons need to step up during the spring game and in fall camp.
Up front, it will be nearly impossible to replace defensive tackle Harrison Phillips. Stanford usually has one of the best defensive lines in the conference, if not the country, but without Phillips they may struggle a bit there in 2018. They will need someone to step up and fill that role.