he said that harbaugh refused to accept the notion that you couldn't find players both smart enough for stanford and still mean enough to win in major conference ball. he said they decided that they were only going to recruit guys that were mean mofos from their pool of smart candidates, even if they had to recruit all 50 states and canada. then, he said they decided they were going to run a basic offense. fullback, tight end, i-formation, nasty defense. he said they wanted to win on nastiness and physicality. based upon their success, and including what they did to a more talented usc team (they physically owned them), i would say they have the right idea. that's how you do it. i have no particular use for stanford, but i do like the model they embraced.