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Special Teams Take Center Stage

Our eyes are still adjusting to the new sights at Stanford on the practice field with the new regime. After just the second day of spring ball, we explore the extraordinary time and intensity of work given to special teams. Also comments from Jim Harbaugh on some individual surprises, connecting the long ball, the erupting crisis in the interior of the defensive line and more.

You'll have a hard time finding a college football coaching staff who downplays the importance of special teams.  It's one of the three phases of the game, and nobody wants to be bad at anything they do on the football field.  The reality is that some football teams are excellent and some are poor in special teams, and it is clear to the world on Saturdays in the fall.  That can be explained...