Aug. 8, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford football team, ranked sixth nationally in the USA Today/Coaches preseason poll, began preparations for the Sept. 3 season opener against San Jose State in earnest with a two and a half hour workout Monday afternoon on Elliott Field.
The Cardinal moved swiftly from drill to drill under first year head coach David Shawunder bright sunshine and comfortable temperatures on the Stanford campus.
Four quarterbacks -- Andrew Luck, Josh Nunes, Robbie Picazo and Brett Nottingham -- alternated series in passing drills under the watchful of eye of offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, who will be monitoring the progress of Stanford's backup signal callers, along with a receiving corps looking to quickly establish an identity.
Senior wide receiver Chris Owusuwas quick to show last year's injury plagued season was in the rear view mirror as he flashed signs of his brilliant speed in numerous routes.
Tight end Levine Toilolo, who was lost for the season after sustaining an injury on the second play from scrimmage last year, also worked out unimpaired of the first day of drills.
Here's a look at some of the highlights from from the first day of Stanford's training camp.