If the Stanford Cardinal are to stay on top of the rungs in college football, they will need their remaining playmakers (particularly on defense) to step up. Shayne Skov is probably top priority. Skov is the best pure defender on the team, and might be a first round draft pick next year. But that might all depend on Skov getting his act together and getting his injury issues all fixed up, particularly after his ugly DUI incident.
Here are the first public comments on Skov since the DUI. Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News has more.
Shaw: Decision on Skov punishment (DUI arrest) has been made but not announced.— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) February 23, 2012
Stanford coach David Shaw: Skov rehab on schedule, won't play this spring, goal is ready 4 training camp.— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) February 23, 2012
As is typical of Stanford football, they have decided not to disclose that information.
The punishment for a DUI is generally a suspension of a game or two, which shouldn't be too hard for Skov to overcome (considering the easiest games for Skov and Stanford are the earliest). The bigger deal is Skov getting healthier and ready in time for the season after a serious knee injury ended his season last year. Will he be confident and ready to go 100% when it's healed? If it is, the Stanford defense should be as fierce as ever.
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