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Two sides of the same coin: Garnett, Murphy forever bonded as “Bash Bros”

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Left side... strong side!

The Niners could learn from this:

On Feb. 1, 2012, Stanford announced with authority that its physical brand of football was here to stay, but as the old saying goes, they don’t hand out trophies on Signing Day. While the seeds of Stanford’s 2015 conference-best juggernaut of an offense were planted on that day, the roots of the Cardinal’s present-day success smashing opponents at the line of scrimmage sprung from something that the screeches of that fax machine could never hope to capture: the deepest -- and most violent -- of friendships.

Standing at 6-foot-5, 321 pounds and 6-foot-7, 301 pounds, respectively, former five-star (according to recruits Joshua Garnett and Kyle Murphy joined five other Stanford linemen -- Andrus Peat, Graham Shuler, Johnny Caspers, Nick Davidson and Brandon Fanaika -- in forming this imposing Signing Day jackpot.

However, to hear it from Stanford’s players and coaches, it’s unclear if the Cardinal brought in six or seven commits on that day.

Garnett and Murphy, the Cardinal’s current starting left guard and left tackle, respectively, and roommates for the past three years, have, by all accounts, morphed into a single entity.

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