In the house

MIAMI -- Stanford brings a bit of a different crowd to its games.

In addition to former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden and John Elway, Condoleezza Rice and Sandra Day O'Connor are also here in Sun Life Stadium for the Discover Orange Bowl. Rice is the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, professor of political economy in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and professor of political science at Stanford. O'Connor is a Stanford alum.

There is also a TV crew here to follow Stanford fullback Owen Marecic, who will be featured on CBS Evening News tomorrow with Katie Couric. Marecic might be the only FBS player who starts at two positions. He's on the field an average of 110 plays per game, which means he's already played the equivalent of two seasons in 12 games this year.