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Shaw fires back at Sarkisian over injury claims

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Stanford head coach David Shaw slammed Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian on Tuesday after the Huskies coach accused Stanford of faking injuries in the Cardinal’s 31-28 win this past weekend.

Taking his turn on the Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference weekly teleconference, Shaw said: “We don’t fake injuries, we never have and we never will. I don’t condone it. I don’t teach it. I don’t allow it.”

He also called Sarkisian’s allegations unprofessional and got in a zinger when he pointed out that the only coach in the league who has been known to tell players to fake injuries is on Washington’s staff, defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, who did so while at California.

“That’s not calling anybody out. That’s just stating a fact. It’s been proven. It’s been admitted and we all have moved on,” Shaw said.

And, as if to twist the knife, Shaw added:

“We didn’t do it against Oregon, so why in the world would we do it against Washington?”

Translation: You’re not Oregon, pal, so simmer down.

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8 Responses to “Shaw fires back at Sarkisian over injury claims”
  1. benihanagt says: Oct 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    Crazy how guys are on the ground writhing in pain for minutes only to come back after 1 play. Oh…and there’s plenty of tape showing Stanford faking injuries against Oregon as well, just youtube it.

  2. beastmode5150 says: Oct 8, 2013 7:41 PM

    Shaw must not have seen the film.

  3. skwackquackwoof says: Oct 8, 2013 8:00 PM

    I haven’t seen an Oregon game in a very long time that didn’t have the other team faking injuries. They get away with it by calling them cramps, which nobody can medically prove or produce medical evidence against. I will say that the Huskies earned a lot of respect by making Stanford that tired though. They had a couple opportunities to win the game that they didn’t capitalize on, and that is the next step is to finish. UW is getting better, but Coach S needs to take accountability and quit whining after every loss. If the Dawgs would have executed when it mattered, Stanford would not have been in position to win.

  4. Jew Bledsoe says: Oct 8, 2013 8:09 PM

    Is this real life? Why isn’t anyone calling out Shaw for his blatant lies? Stanford takes dives literally all the time in stressful situations.

  5. gfj7000 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:29 PM

    Like everyone else – if you watched the majority of the game – Shaw had his players dropping like babies in the 4th quarter only to see them come back and play within a minute. Stanford did not deserve to win – they were totally outplayed in the 2nd half and were completely tired out in the 4th quarter.
    If they try to pull that kind of circus against Oregon in November, Oregon will just run all over the tired boys in the 2nd half and make a joke out of Stanford’s phony #5 ranking.

  6. beastmode5150 says: Oct 8, 2013 9:43 PM

    Gfj kind of nailed it. Guys, I am sick to my stomach as a dawg fan of what should have been…

  7. 11thstreetmafia says: Oct 9, 2013 2:26 AM

    Well, it worked.

  8. warpphillip says: Oct 9, 2013 10:54 AM

    I think some people would hope that Oregon’s starters do some injury faking, but they aren’t in the game long enough to really get injured! Go Ducks!

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