Hogan, Stanford hoping Luck rubs off on Cardinal
With the Wisconsin defense having an entire month to prepare for Stepfan Taylor and Kevin Hogan, Stanford will have their work cut out for them in Pasadena.
Five bowl games -- only one Rose Bowl for Stanford and Wisconsin. The funny games are over no more trips to Disneyland or prime red -- It's time to reshape the focus back to football. Scott -- is in the LA area with the team and highlights the cardinal offense. B Stanford contingent showing no ill effects from Thursday night's beef bowl as they -- -- In Carson for the -- open practice during their weeklong stay in Los Angeles. A good contingent of fans on hand to get their free Rose Bowl look at the cardinal. The team not going as hard as it did earlier in the week of course saving those legs for game day the offense looked crisp it looked sharp. And ready to go forward with the game plan which probably won't surprise them a lot of people. Some that we you know have size and our and our preparations this going you know of course it was a you know reiterated that over and over that you know quipped maybe plays in the passing game and I think myself plummeted will be played in special teams was going to be important -- could ultimately be the difference in this offense it's going you know being tomorrow drove myself. We want mentality of getting the ball and I'm in the key moments and that means the -- is the key cog its offense. We know if not months. What a whole month to prepare for -- and table we have up to make president to make him. Of course the guy charged with executing their game plan. The quarterback Kevin Hogan has executed it to perfection in his four starts all he's done -- beat four ranked teams on route to his first -- quite possibly not his last Rose Bowl. His natural instincts and talents. -- ruling gives them a chance to be successful on offense and and I've been you know. To say have been surprised what would be an understatement and I knew that he had the talent but the poise that he's shown in in the 04 game stretch and he's played this this has been tremendous. I'm doing good. You know the more the more reps have been -- with the guys the better time we've been having. And I just feel more comfortable I've been learning more. Watching more film and just trying to develop my game a little bit more self. A village just continue to get better each and every week. He's calm cool collected you know. Note note that seems like no moment is too big for him you know what he does goes out makes plays -- provided incredible support for our offense you know just with his ability to run. And I don't extend plays on third down and just as -- -- fourth. Ability to make plays with the arm and the -- convert on third down. Huff sounds eerily familiar reminiscent of the last redshirt freshman quarterback to make an impact at Stanford. A guy named -- He's ultimate game manager he diminishes that plays him and his protections of the pocket. Makes the guys around him better so -- just washing -- -- his poise and leadership. I try to emulate my game as much as I could afternoon. Injury was all business are coming to -- the field out there and that's a cavernous you know. Sometimes don't practice a little different is Kevin so coming you know learn. There's always -- was guessing game time both somewhere around there on the kind of commands the huddle don't matter how old were. To further flush out the quarterback comparison Hogan has completed 73%. Of his passes. In his redshirt freshman season Andrew Luck completed 56%. Albeit that was over an entire year. But the Wisconsin defense we'll have an entire month to prepare for Hogan so certainly for the kid will have his work cut out for him. Come Tuesday in Carson the Home Depot Center Scott Reese Comcast sports net.