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Ostrander shines in Stanford football loss

Original post made on Sep 2, 2007

T.C. Ostrander's season officially began just before halftime of Stanford's 45-17 season-opening loss to UCLA. Forget about those early drives on Saturday, when the Cardinal offense continued to sputter.

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Posted by Fan of the game
a resident of Ventura
on Sep 2, 2007 at 12:47 pm

He did play reasonably well, although we should not get carried away,
as the title of this post suggests- "shines" his game was decent- though
to say that he shined is not that accurate- for example- the game began with
ostrander getting sacked/fumbling/and ucla running down the 10 yard line or so
of the cardinal- he needs to do a much better job of avoiding sacks by holding the
ball for too long, and also to protect the ball when he does get hit- he threw the ball
nearly 60 times- completing many passes for- but many of those passes were short and
inconsequential- good for stats. but not for points- he needs to work on getting the bal
to the receiver quicker- and he will have more continuous drives with points at the end.
He needs to play with more of a sense of urgency on every play- until then- he won't be
winning that many games on the farm- hopefully this will be a good learining experience-
welcome to the pac- 10.


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Posted by William Gregg
a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2007 at 2:06 pm

When you can find good things to write about a 45-17 loss in which the opponent gained over 600 yards in your recently miniaturized stadium, you are a very creative writer.

Please excuse me if, as one who was there when greats like Nevers, Albert, Taylor,and a host of others, created one of the great football traditions in the world in one of the world's premier stadia, your end seems just a bit short.

If this is your idea of Stanford football, may I suggest that you end the charade, sell the stadium to Menlo Jr. College and put the proceeds of the sale and what remains of the athletic budget into girl's marbles. You might as well go all the way!

William Gregg '47.


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