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Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh talks about his team's transition on defense and replacing Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart.
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Thayer Evans and I'm pleased me joined now by Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh and Jim how are you today throughout that's how is the off season for Stanford. -- very productive a lot of resources according to defense aside. The team. Not only personnel who -- hired five new coaches -- on defense coordinator experience you. It's a lot of emphasis there. Also surround hander like. -- weapons as a receiver position. The offensive line and and they want replacing Tony here are so. -- back to compete for that. Right into the success so you mentioned obviously the wholesale changes defensively why the changes. I'm just analyzing what we're doing. Systematically and technique we're playing. Who's playing and I just felt like. Those things need to be addressed and we need to be better and I felt like it was we had the opportunity to get -- Ngo and and Derrick Mason Randy. Hearts and -- Sanderson. Brian -- and that's. The -- must start over -- defense decided involves dramatically and numbering and he knew approach. Spring ball I think. Reflection Howard news. We much improvement is coming off -- -- making a bowl last year -- expectations for Stanford football for the first time in years what's that like. Well we've we've always I expectations that big goals big dreams and and that's to win the conference championship. Go to the Rose Bowl win that too so. You know the standards that. You meet along the way through there's standards in the big prize they call us. Besides winning multiple past championships so carelessly lost tailback Antonio are the runner up Heisman Trophy last year who's in my life succeed him. Jeremy Stewart whose name Fort Pierce seen here. Tyler Gaffney. Stuff on Taylor. -- and -- two freshman. Ratio and dance floors. So the biggest thing is with all those young Turks. Coming in marriage and has won their opportunity it is going to be quite good motivation to run hard customized -- another motivation like like. Like getting reps and -- had an opportunity to play so I think we throw the ball up there August ninth and excited. To watch the competition goes down. And then it's one guy -- You know. Don't be surprised me. No more more likely to. -- -- Three guys that after placed over here and she's she was -- doing that productive your quarterback Andrew luck kind of emerged somewhat last year. He missed the ballgame commander -- month's I'm obviously had a very productive offseason and a former quarterback herself in the NFL what. What areas -- looking to improve on this year. -- in all areas. Are you always look at to try to improve as a quarterback position. But he has no he has no glaring weakness. No no red flag there's no like well he's got a strong arm. Kerry doesn't move so well this kid is athletic he gets -- -- the way people he can run. He rushed for over 400 yards last year he doesn't take sacks -- him sacked like five times. The entire season he's got great accuracy great arm strength. Great head on his shoulders extremely smart so you know there's no glaring -- red flag. I'm not and you're like no he's healthy. So you know just a matter taken you know his entire game and -- trying to get better any trades serve. And ever -- -- job owns Jim your name is Natalie connected to a tough. There's jobs that aren't even open -- Davis. Somehow make connections in what's it like when people mention you -- you know the Michigan job for instance which it's not what is your alma mater what satellite. -- -- Very the the hot list -- hot seat you know my first about it means these days it's flattering. You know life. My. My thing is that is that going to -- people think Stanford to the Rose Bowl and and win that game and -- the hearts pound guy -- All of you know dreaming about football it's time to get out there on the field. And take care what's important now for us getting our team strong and prepared to play. The opener on September 4 this is what's important -- Jim thanks for joining us today appreciate your time -- -- -- look.