A look at what others are saying as Stanford prepares for its season opener Saturday against San Jose State:
Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle introduces us to five freshmen who are ready to play.
Andrew Luck is downplaying all of the preseason Heisman hype, writes Rick Eymer of Palo Alto Online.
Pete Thamel of The New York Times examines David Shaw's rise to head coach. It's a day-and-a-half old, but a good read if you haven't seen it already.
The Cardinal want some Roses to go with last year's Oranges, writes Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News.
San Jose State quarterback Matt Faulkner isn't Andrew Luck, but he brings a calming presence to the Spartans' offense, notes Jeff Faraudo of the Bay Area News Group.