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3dJohn Wilmhoff

Countdown to college football: 6 days

Cal and Hawaii play Friday night, but the season is at least six days away for everyone else. As our countdown turns to six, we salute Stanford's Christian McCaffrey for his six 300-yard games.

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3dBy Sharon Katz

The Heisman Class of 2016

This year's Heisman race features four returning superstars: Christian McCaffrey, Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield and Leonard Fournette. Let's see how they compare using advanced stats.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly named Stanford starting QB Ryan Burns took the majority of first-team reps at practice today, but David Shaw repeated that Keller Chryst will also play next Friday against Kansas State. "He needs to get his share of reps also," Shaw said. The Cardinal will release their first depth chart on Sunday.

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

DB Zach Hoffpauir, who has returned to Stanford after a year of playing pro baseball, discusses how he's back in his element amidst a talented Cardinal secondary on the gridiron.

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Stanford developing into a blue blood

Stanford has 66 wins, three Pac-12 titles, four AP top-10 finishes and three New Year's Six bowl wins in the past six seasons despite lofty academic standards and a small alumni base. Who could achieve blue-blood status? (Insider)

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Who are college football's blue-blood programs?

It's a fun-but-complicated question: Who are college football's blue-blood programs? Our writers ranked all 128 and pinpointed the eight schools the sport wouldn't be the same without.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

There's some interesting nuance to Stanford's QB situation. David Shaw named Ryan Burns the starter, but he also said that Keller Chryst will get playing time against Kansas State. This differs from the Cardinal's last QB transition in 2012. That year, Shaw tapped Josh Nunes as the exclusive guy at the start of the season. Eventual starter Kevin Hogan did not begin seeing playing time until later in the year.

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Herbie's ultimate game-changer is Christian McCaffrey (1:20)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

This week, two Pac-12 quarterbacks from the Class of 2013 have been named starters - Max Browne at USC and Ryan Burns at Stanford. That year, neither program offered Jared Goff, who the Los Angeles Rams selected No. 1 overall in the NFL draft. Goff was in contact with Stanford during the recruiting process, but the Cardinal stopped recruiting him once Burns committed.

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5dDavid Lombardi

Burns named Stanford's starting QB for opener

Stanford coach David Shaw named Ryan Burns the starting QB for the team's season opener, choosing him over redshirt sophomore Keller Chryst.

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Burns will be Stanford's starting QB to begin the season. Here's video of Burns discussing his evolution from triple-option QB in high school to this current role.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

David Shaw announces Ryan Burns as Stanford's starting quarterback.

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5dDavid Lombardi

Stanford Cardinal 2016 season preview

Stanford returns one of the best players in the nation in Christian McCaffrey, but a new QB, young OL and rough road schedule could make things tough.

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Heisman favorites face Week 1 tests

Four of the early favorites to win the Heisman Trophy will be tested out of the gate against quality opponents on Saturday, Sept. 3.

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5dKevin Gemmell

The Pac-12 coordinators to keep an eye on

Pac-12 coordinators were in demand for head coaching vacancies this offseason, but the cupboard is far from bare. Here are six of the league's best.

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5dKirk Herbstreit

Handing out the 2016 Herbie Awards

Kirk Herbstreit reveals the candidates and winners of his 2016 Herbie Awards and makes his playoff picks.

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5dSharon Katz and Mark Schlabach

Man vs. metric: Two views on each top 25 team's toughest game

What matters more: What you see on the field or what you see in the analytics? Mark Schlabach and Sharon Katz discuss each top 25 team's toughest game of the year through those two lenses.

Team Stats

Passing Yards210.979th
Rushing Yards225.119th
Points For37.219th
Points Against23.138th

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