STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford special teams coach Pete Alamar approached star linebacker Shayne Skov before a recent game to deliver some upsetting news. With Skov playing so many snaps on defense, coaches needed to find a way to give him more rest. So they decided to slice Skov’s time on special teams in half. “I said, ‘Hey, I’ve got to take you off one team. I’m going to take you off punt and leave you on kickoff coverage,’” Alamar said. “I thought he was going to cry.” Skov’s reaction epitomized the way Stanford players treat special teams — as a …
Special teams showing up big for No. 5 Stanford
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