Defense emerges with 40-34 win at Stanford Stadium
Hogan, Crower Impress; Gardner Leads Defense
Don't expect drastic changes under new offensive coordinator
Center and left tackle highlight position battles; competition and development for 15 practices kicks off Feb. 25
The Oct. 20 meeting of Stanford and Cal is the earliest in the history of the series
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Did not see action.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minn....played for head coach Dave Ziebarth...three-year varsity letterwinner who played center, left tackle and defensive tackle...Minneapolis Star Tribune first team All-Metro selection...Associated Press second team all-state pick...also earned academic all-state honors...helped St. Thomas to the Classic Suburban League title, section championship and state semifinal appearance as a senior...helped pave the way for the Cadets to average 415.0 yards per game on the ground...selected to play in the Minnesota High School All-Star Game...school winner of Wendy's High School Heisman...commanded over 240 cadets as a battalion commander in his high school's ROTC program...served as student body president...National Merit Commended Student...also lettered in tennis and hockey...parents are Michael and Mary Kate McFadden...born in Washington, D.C....full name is Michael Conor McFadden...majoring in public policy.