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Stanford needs to move forward after stunning loss to UCLA

Original post made on Oct 19, 2008

Stanford hasn't won a football game against UCLA in the Rose Bowl since the 1996 season. After losing, 23-20, on Saturday, the Cardinal won't get another chance for two more years. The Stanford seniors will leave The Farm with a combined 0-8 record against the Bruins and Notre Dame. A short memory keeps Stanford, which plays next in two weeks, on the track toward bowl eligibility.

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Posted by John
a resident of Atherton
on Oct 19, 2008 at 6:10 pm

I do not understand how Coach Harbaugh can truthfully claim that Stanford's defeat was due to the team having mental fatigue. I wonder if he was referring to the staff rather than the players. The mental capabilities of the UCLA players are much lower than that of the Stanford scholar athletes. I was only able to see the last 3 minutes of the game due to attendance at a funeral service. The highly touted Stanford offensive line was not given a chance to block for a first down at the end of the last drive. Gerhart looked totally demoralized on the sideline after another heroic game by him. The defense on UCLA's last drive looked like they were either out of gas or they all were in a giant cramp.

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Posted by fan
a resident of South of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 9:47 am

At the end of the day coach harbaugh needs to realize that you just can't rotate your qb's in and out of the game like they are wide receivers. It screws up tempo and makes their offense look stagnant when really they have two good running backs and a few athletes at wideout and tight end. They play hard though which is really all I can ask for. They will get better, a lot of guys on the team right now just don't know how to win yet.

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