Commentary

Stanford's recruiting isn't slowing down

Coach Harbaugh turned the program around and the Cardinal aren't looking back

Originally Published: November 11, 2011
By Greg Biggins | Recruiting Nation
This weekend, Stanford will host Oregon in the biggest Pac-12 matchup of the season. In fact, you can make an argument that this could be the biggest game the Cardinal have played in the modern era, with national title implications on the line. You have to go all the way back to the 1940 season, when No. 2 Stanford played No. 7 Nebraska in the Rose Bowl, to find a Cardinal game of this magnitude.

The matchup with Oregon is unique in many ways, and the contrast in styles between the two programs makes it even more intriguing. While USC will always be the team most people outside the West identify as the flagship program of the Pac-12, no one has won more games over the past three years than Stanford and Oregon.