David Shaw has been linked to NFL head teaching vacancies for years. He’ll probably proceed to attract curiosity from professional groups, however the Stanford head coach tells Mike Tirico of NBC Sports activities that he’s staying on campus, by way of ProFootballTalk.com:
“Stanford’s not a spot you simply undergo, do an excellent job and soar out of right here. That’s not the best way I see this job…I like being at Stanford as a result of I get the brightest guys, I get probably the most aggressive guys on and off the sphere. I nonetheless inform folks I write extra suggestions than any soccer coach in America for graduate college, for job alternatives. I’ve helped guys get to the purpose the place they’re beginning their very own firms. That doesn’t occur on another campus aside from ours, so I like the vitality. I like the fervour. To not point out we’re coming off a reasonably darn good decade and able to begin the subsequent decade on a excessive notice additionally.”
Shaw, 48 in July, spent a number of years as an NFL assistant with the Eagles, Raiders and Ravens earlier than going again to varsity in 2006 with the College of San Diego. In 2007, he joined the Stanford workers, and he was promoted to move coach in 2011. That’s the place he’s been ever since, regardless of repeated head teaching inquiries from NFL golf equipment.
At Stanford, Shaw has loved an 86-34 report, together with a 58-22 mark in convention play. The nationwide championship has eluded him, and his program is coming off a 4-Eight season — his worst displaying ever — however Shaw says he’s staying put.
Washington the newest NFL membership to attempt to pull Shaw again to the professionals, expressing curiosity in him late final yr earlier than hiring Ron Rivera.