David Shaw had to search through his practice plans from 2011 to determine how he wanted to approach Stanford's two-week stretch between games.

Forgive the coach for needing a refresher. After all, it has been three years since Stanford had a full bye week — and this season it actually has two.

The Cardinal had a couple of extra days off before and after a Thursday night game each of the past two seasons. Coming off a 35-0 win over Army on Saturday, the next game for No. 16 Stanford (2-1, 0-1 Pac-12) is at Washington on Sept. 27. Stanford also has a bye Nov. 8 between games against Oregon and Utah.

Shaw says he has shortened practices this week from what he did in 2011. Along with his coaches, he's also going out on a recruiting trip.