Coach John Ralston led a Stanford resurgence, fully integrating the football program and leading it to the verge of a Rose Bowl.
David Shaw has long been an admirer of Chip Kelly and has borrowed a few schemes and practice schedules from him through the years.
Coming off back-to-back wins, Stanford Football (3-3, 2-2 Pac-12) welcomes UCLA (1-5, 1-2 Pac-12) to town on Thursday night for a 6 p.m. showdown on ESPN.
Riding a two-game winning streak and sitting at second in the Pac-12 North, Stanford has momentum on its side. Take a look back at the key Cardinal moments from the first half of the season.
Halfway through the regular season, the Stanford football team has absorbed a lot of punches and is still standing tall.
Rookie punter Jake Bailey was a perfect seven-for-seven on touchbacks on Sunday, punting six times for 286 yards as he continues to make a name for himself in New England.