How better to get ready for 2013 than to relive 2012? You could reread all the game recaps (they're conveniently posted down the right-hand side of this page), or you could click play on the video below. Created by our friends at the Cardinal Channel, this forty-four minute feature is rich with player interviews and game highlights, but you should watch it for the locker room speeches. It's interesting to watch David Shaw guide his team through the season, encouraging them early on, giving them a tongue-lashing after the narrow win over Washington State, and urging them towards greatness over the final few games. Also, watch for Shaw's wingman, Shayne Skov, the clear heartbeat of the team.
If you don't get goosebumps at least two or three times, you should probably call a doctor. Oh, one more thing. Spoiler alert: it ends well for the Cardinal.