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Stanford’s Shaw says he’s staying at Stanford

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Stanford football has turned many eyes over the last few years. After Jim Harbaugh successfully changed the culture of the program, David Shaw has continued to build the Cardinal in to an elite football power. It is no wonder why Shaw would be considered a potential target for some lucrative job openings that could be available in a few months.

Texas? USC? The NFL? Shaw says forget it.

While being interviewed by Jim Rome on The Jim Rome Show, Shaw said he appreciates the level of coaching that can be had at the NFL, but he has no plans to return to the pros, or anywhere else for that matter.

“I absolutely love it here,”  Shaw said. “My family loves it here. My wife is an East Coast woman who’s been transplanted here to Palo Alto, California and never wants to leave. So I plan on being here for a very long time.”

There is something to be said about a coach who goes on the record and says he prefers to stay where he is rather than leave the door open for potential job offers from bigger programs with deeper pockets or the NFL. A coach preaching bout the good that can be witnessed in the college game is refreshing and serves as a reminder at times how there are good things happening in the sport that is polluted by pay-for-play conversations and debates, players violating rules for any number of reasons and more.

“These intelligent guys who’ve fought through hardships, but are also brilliant and well-connected,” Shaw said. “They have a chance to do some unbelievable things when they go out into the world.”

Of course, this could all be your regular run-of-the-mill coach-speak and Shaw could jump out of Palo Alto as soon as a call from Austin or Los Angeles comes up on his phone. Hey, I’ll take Shaw at his word, but how many coaches have said similar things before ultimately having a change of heart when a better offer came their way?

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7 Responses to “Stanford’s Shaw says he’s staying at Stanford”
  1. cappa662 says: Sep 25, 2013 8:51 PM

    Chip Kelly will go to Texas… after THIS YEAR. Yes, that’s right, after just one year with Philly!

  2. tigersfandan says: Sep 25, 2013 9:59 PM

    Didn’t Chip Kelly get a show cause penalty?

  3. manik56 says: Sep 25, 2013 10:47 PM

    Didn’t Shaw graduate from Stanford? Coaches like him and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald are more inclined to stay at the alma mater. They at least get the benefit of the doubt. RichRod would be the obvious exception.

  4. patschuster7106 says: Sep 25, 2013 11:09 PM

    Reblogged this on Schu Football Report and commented:
    I’m not sure about you but if I were an NFL owner the name David Shaw is one I would have at the top of my list. He would be a great choice for any franchise that is looking to build a tradition of winning.

  5. gwylie1 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:10 AM

    I hope Shaw stays at Stanford but was he really going to say anything other than that on live radio?

  6. 11inthebox says: Sep 26, 2013 11:30 AM

    Shaw leaving for the NFL would be understandable. But why would he leave for USC? These days, the Stanford job is a much better one than USC.

  7. The Piratearian says: Sep 27, 2013 5:56 PM

    STANFORD is special, A real campus, beautiful area, perfect campus. If they gave me a house on campus I would never leave. Shaw is a smart man. Stay baby, stay.

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