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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers used both power and zone run schemes tonight with rookie Christian McCaffrey. We saw the old school counter from a shotgun alignment, inside zone and the stretch schemes that cater to McCaffrey's speed and cutback ability. Given the matchups he will create as a receiver in a regular season game plan, McCaffrey's ability to produce in the Panthers core run schemes adds even more fantasy value this season.

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End-of-season slate will test Stanford

Stanford faces an early challenge on the road vs. rival USC, but the tougher stretch comes later against Washington, Washington State and Cal in the Big Game.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford has been the model of consistency in the Pac-12 for close to a decade and now, after a somewhat disappointing 10-win season, the Cardinal starts the year at No. 14 in the preseason coach poll.

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Biggest position battles: Stanford

Despite losing some top picks to the NFL, Stanford has very few major holes to fill. It will be interesting to see if any youngsters can work their way into the rotation on the O-line.

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Biggest August storyline for No. 16 Stanford

All eyes will be on quarterback Keller Chryst, who had surgery on his right knee. At least backup Ryan Burns didn't leave via the graduate transfer rules as was expected.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford DT Harrison Phillips has watched last year's loss to Washington at least 30 times. "I don't even know what happened that game, honestly. That's what everyone says but I actually don't know."

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Cardinal QB Chryst recovering well from injury

Although Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst won't participate in every drill at the start of preseason camp, his recovery from a knee injury is on schedule, coach David Shaw told ESPN on Wednesday.

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford running back Bryce Love is looking forward to being in Australia when the Cardinal opens the season against Rice, but not necessarily the journey to get there. The idea of flying that far over an ocean is something that just doesn't appeal to him and when asked what he's looking forward to most about the trip one word quickly came to mind: "Landing."

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford was picked to come in second in the Pac-12 North in the preseason media poll. The Cardinal received one first-place vote behind heavy favorite Washington.

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40 days until CFB season. Christian McCaffrey accounted for 40.1% of Stanford's yards from scrimmage in 2016, most among Power 5 players.

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The teams who could crash the CFP party: Stanford

The Cardinal finished third in the final AP poll and while they lost all-everything back Christian McCaffrey, still have one of the best defenses in the nation.

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Meeks, Reid named to Thorpe Award watch list

Stanford's Quenton Meeks and Justin Reid have been named to the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award watch list. The two are among six Pac-12 players named to the watch list for the award, given to the best defensive back in college football.

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Best DB groups in college football: Stanford

The Cardinal will get their two top corners back from last year, Alijah Holder and Quenton Meeks, and have nine very highly touted players in the unit.

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Meeks headlines Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list

Stanford DB Quenton Meeks was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award goes to the nation's top defensive standout. Last season, Meeks recorded 19 total tackles and two interceptions, including one that he returned for a touchdown.

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Who has most to prove on Stanford?

Fifth-year senior QB Ryan Burns lost his job to Keller Chryst last season. However, with Chryst's status in limbo after a bowl-game injury, Burns has one last chance to prove he can be Stanford's starter.

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Schultz named to Mackey watch list

Stanford junior TE Dalton Schultz was named to the Mackey Award watch list on Tuesday. The award goes to the nation's top tight end. Last season, Schultz caught 23 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown.

Pair of Cardinal on Bednarik Award watch list

The Pac-12 is well-represented on the Bednarik Award watch list with 13 players, including Stanford DT Harrison Phillips and S Justin Reid. The honor is given to the nation's top defensive player.

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Which college football conference is No. 1 for 2017?

After a (sort of) down year, the SEC is loaded again in 2017. But the ACC and Big Ten are right there, and the Pac-12 and Big 12 aren't far off. So which league enters 2017 as the deepest in the country?

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Who is the future coach on each Top 25 team?

Kyle Bonagura believes that a particular Stanford QB is the current Cardinal player most likely to don a headset when his playing days come to a close.

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