"The 2016 Stanford Cardinal will be nothing like the 2015 Stanford Cardinal" says new Head Coach CJ Ransom. It's time for the Cardinals to be the bird of prey and take back what is ours. Well that is easier said than done but at least the coach will have some help. JR QB Michael Coley is back after throwing for 2,738 yards and 19 touchdowns. Coley is a good pocket passer but he must improve on his 49.9% completion percentage for the Cardinal to get better than their 7-6 record from last year. Coley will also have the services of senior RB Barry Sanders( the son of the great Detroit Lions running back) who coming off a down junior year which he only rushing for 750 yards. Also back is senior wideout Kevin Lawson who's 73 receptions and 1,096 yards lead the team last year. Offensively look for the Cardinal to still run a pro-style offense with different personnel. The schedule makers were also not too kind to Stanford as they face 6 ranked opponents in the first two months of the season. They start off the season against defending champ Arizona State and that should be a good one.