The day David Shaw became Stanford’s coach almost two years ago, he said he never wanted to interview for another football job again. He walked out of his first news conference and up to his new office, where he spent about 90 minutes reflecting with his father, Willie Shaw, who had lost out on the same position to Bill Walsh two decades prior.
“There was a tear or two shed in there,” Willie Shaw said. Read More
As part of senior day celebrations held earlier this month for Stanford’s final home game of the regular season, outgoing players wore T-shirts that read: “Last Walk.”
Time to bring those mementos out of the closet.
“We’re going to have to change the date of our last walk T-shirt,” fifth-year linebacker Chase Thomas said Sunday. “Put some tape over it or something.” Read More
It’s probably too late, but Jim Harbaugh might want some advice on how to manage a quarterback controversy from his old friend David Shaw.
The Stanford football coach is facing the unenviable task of replacing Andrew Luck this season and so far he’s managed his own dilemma with minimal drama. Read More
As soon as Cal lost to Oregon State 62-14 on the road on Saturday to complete a 3-9 season, its worst in 11 years, the question of coach Jeff Tedford’s future became the No. 1 issue.
Despite being Cal’s all-time leader in coaching victories and being responsible for bringing the Golden Bears back to national prominence, there’s a chance Tedford will be dismissed, and an announcement could come as soon as today. Read More
As impressive as Stanford’s performance was in its 17-14 overtime upset of No. 2 Oregon on the road Saturday, the Cardinal may not get where it wants to go unless it beats UCLA twice on consecutive weekends. Read More
Stanford coach David Shaw often references Oregon if his players get complacent in practice. Trainers bark out the results of the last two matchups to them in the weight room. During offseason workouts, the defensive huddle would sometimes break with the chant: “Beat the Ducks.”
It’s no secret who Stanford is after. Read More
Even though Kevin Hogan grew up the son of a lobbyist and attended high school six blocks from the Capitol building, nobody had to do any politicking for him to be Stanford’s starting quarterback.
The way Hogan has played made him a nearly unanimous choice. Read More
Predictions are not something most coaches care about this time of year. They’re focused on players and practices, not what pundits and pollsters presume. Read More
Stanford women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer tries to avoid preseason predictions. She wants to focus on getting her team ready for playing into April.
“It’s irrelevant to me,” the Hall of Fame coach said during the Pac-12 Conference media day Monday. “We plan to pick up where we left off.” Read More
The sun is shining, the days are warm and No. 22 Stanford and Cal still have half a season left to play entering the 115th edition of the Big Game rivalry.
If the timing seems strange, that’s because it is. Read More