If Stanford is a little under the radar this year, that’s understandable.

Washington is deserving of the attention it’s receiving as the Pac-12 standard bearer. The Chip Kelly Era is beginning at UCLA. And USC is USC.

But there’s a lot to like about the Cardinal. Postponing the NFL, Heisman runnerup Bryce Love returns after running for 2,118 yards and 19 TDs last fall despite being limited by injury. Sophomore K.J. Costello is poised to be even more effective after a promising freshman year (1,573 passing yards and 14 TDs). The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.