YOUTUBE: Catching Up with Richard Sherman

Aug. 13, 2009

STANFORD, Calif.-- <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0in; color: #000000; line-height: 150%; text-align: justify } P.western { font-family: 'Helv', sans-serif; font-size: 11pt } P.cjk { font-size: 11pt } P.ctl { font-size: 10pt } -->Stanford coaches encourage open lines of communication with their players on every level and by any means possible. But head coach Jim Harbaugh will be the first to tell you he was a little more than skeptical when he received a text message from Richard Sherman during the offseason, conveying his wishes to be moved from wide receiver to cornerback.

Harbaugh reluctantly went along with the idea during spring drills, figuring the worse thing that could happen was Sherman wouldn’t take to his new role and would soon be returned to his wide receiver position, where he ranks as Stanford’s active career leader in receptions, receiving yardage and touchdown receptions.

Sherman arguably enjoyed the best spring of any of Stanford’s corners and he had won over Harbaugh in the process.

'It was all his idea,” Harbaugh said. “I can’t take credit for it.” caught up with Richard at the conclusion of Stanford’s third practice session of fall camp to talk about his transition to his new position.


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