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Stanford Spring Game Breakdown: Defense

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The Stanford offense was shaky for much of Saturday's spring game, but the defense was again sturdy. Here's a full breakdown from the defensive side of the ball, where new DB coach Duane Akina is providing energy on the sideline. (Lance Anderson, by the way, plans to move up to the booth during games in 2014 as part of his new job as defensive coordinator.)

Follow @DavidMLombardi Early in spring, David Shaw asserted that Stanford's defense would remain sturdy in the face of several high-profile departures to the NFL Draft. Though some question marks do still linger on that side of the ball (the Cardinal anticipate they'll be answered during August camp), Saturday's spring game ended a several-week stretch that certainly calmed some worries...

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