David Shaw

Stanford head coach David Shaw, left, gestures next to Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president of football operations John Elway as they watch Broncos players during an NFL football practice in Stanford in February. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Stanford men care not for NCAA silliness

The NCAA killed a favorite recruiting tool of former 49ers and current…

 

Stanford coach David Shaw, walking off with another Rose Bowl prize, would require only a 14-mile reach for the 49ers. But Shaw likely wants no part of a struggling franchise’s inner workings. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Unless Jed vanishes, Shaw-49ers no match

PASADENA — Forget Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Coach Khaki, who says…

 

Stanford head coach David Shaw believes the College Football Playoffs will eventually expand to include eight teams. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

System works, just not on New Year’s Eve

PASADENA, Calif. - If they began anew, all bracketed and filleted in…

 

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan (8) scores on a throw from teammate Christian McCaffrey during the Pac-12 Conference championship against USC on Dec. 5 in Santa Clara. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Hogan’s career: Guts, faith

LOS ANGELES — The low point of Kevin Hogan’s season came in…

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan (8) scores on a throw from teammate Christian McCaffrey during the Pac-12 Conference championship against USC on Dec. 5 in Santa Clara. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Christian McCaffrey celebrates with teammates after Stanford’s convincing victory over USC in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Humble McCaffrey eyes humongous honor

Christian McCaffrey celebrated with his teammates when he heard the news he…

Christian McCaffrey celebrates with teammates after Stanford’s convincing victory over USC in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Klay Thompson had a monstrous game against the Pacers on Tuesday, scoring 39 points in 34 minutes before leaving the game with an ankle injury. (Michael Conroy/AP)

Wounded Warriors hurt so good

Twenty-four in a row. Twenty-nine. Thirty-five ... When and where will this…

Klay Thompson had a monstrous game against the Pacers on Tuesday, scoring 39 points in 34 minutes before leaving the game with an ankle injury. (Michael Conroy/AP)
Stanford kicker Conrad Ukropina is lifted by fans and teammates after kicking a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give the Cardinal a 38-36 win over Notre Dame on Saturday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Stanford needs help to play CFP leapfrog

Stanford coach David Shaw refers to the Pac-12 Championship Game at Levi’s…

Stanford kicker Conrad Ukropina is lifted by fans and teammates after kicking a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give the Cardinal a 38-36 win over Notre Dame on Saturday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) scores a touchdown during the Big Game on Saturday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Once plodding, Stanford has sprint team

Stanford became a college football powerhouse behind its power offense. Formations with…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) scores a touchdown during the Big Game on Saturday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) and head coach David Shaw, left, watches from the sidelines against Oregon during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. Oregon won 38-36. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Big Game could have been much bigger

There had been growing excitement around Stanford about a possible berth in…

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) and head coach David Shaw, left, watches from the sidelines against Oregon during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. Oregon won 38-36. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Stanford head coach David Shaw watches from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Pullman, Wash. (Young Kwak/AP)

Playoff longshot Stanford needs wins — and help

Stanford is about a seven-lateral touchdown away from the four-member college football…

Stanford head coach David Shaw watches from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Pullman, Wash. (Young Kwak/AP)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey's breakout season has earned him a spot in the Heisman Trophy conversation. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Shaw, McCaffrey all the buzz

He’s quicker than a hiccup. At 6-foot, 201 pounds, he’s tougher than…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey's breakout season has earned him a spot in the Heisman Trophy conversation. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Running back Christian McCaffrey (5), who leads the nation in all-purpose yardage, is one of many reasons Stanford can dream this season. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Suddenly Stanford smelling roses … or more

Maybe, just maybe, we’ll owe Desmond Howard an apology when all is…

Running back Christian McCaffrey (5), who leads the nation in all-purpose yardage, is one of many reasons Stanford can dream this season. (Tony Avelar/AP)
As college football programs across the country are losing their coaches, David Shaw is calmly leading Stanford to contend for the Pac-12 Championship. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/AP)

In sea of Sarks, Shaw a rock

College football, I’m disgusted to say, is more professional these days than…

As college football programs across the country are losing their coaches, David Shaw is calmly leading Stanford to contend for the Pac-12 Championship. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/AP)
Stanford’s Barry Sanders, left, hurdles teammate Johnny Caspers and past Oregon State’s Manase Hungalu for a touchdown during the Cardinal’s 42-24 win over the Beavers on Friday, Sept. 25. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/AP)

Barry J. making own name

Barry J. Sanders would prefer you drop the Jr. from his name.…

Stanford’s Barry Sanders, left, hurdles teammate Johnny Caspers and past Oregon State’s Manase Hungalu for a touchdown during the Cardinal’s 42-24 win over the Beavers on Friday, Sept. 25. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/AP)
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) is likely a game-time decision when the Cardinal face the Oregon State Beavers tonight. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Hogan or not, Stanford a handful for Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Even if Stanford doesn’t have Kevin Hogan, Oregon State…

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) is likely a game-time decision when the Cardinal face the Oregon State Beavers tonight. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, top, is sacked by Southern California linebacker Su'a Cravens in the Cardinal's 41-31 win over the Trojans on Saturday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

All eyes on Hogan’s ankle

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan suffered a left ankle injury early in the…

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, top, is sacked by Southern California linebacker Su'a Cravens in the Cardinal's 41-31 win over the Trojans on Saturday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Stanford's  Bryce Love runs for a 93-yard touchdown against UCF on Saturday, Sept. 12. (Matthew Sumner/AP)

Lot of Love at Stanford

The first time freshman Bryce Love touched the ball in Stanford’s 31-7…

Stanford's  Bryce Love runs for a 93-yard touchdown against UCF on Saturday, Sept. 12. (Matthew Sumner/AP)
Stanford head coach David Shaw before the first quarter of an NCAA college football game between Northwestern and Stanford in Evanston, Ill on Saturday. (Matt Marton/AP)

As Shaw shanks, Cal soars

In the polls that matter most, Stanford is rated No. 2 and…

Stanford head coach David Shaw before the first quarter of an NCAA college football game between Northwestern and Stanford in Evanston, Ill on Saturday. (Matt Marton/AP)
California head coach Sonny Dykes, left, yells at an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Arrow up for Dykes, down for Shaw

Turns out the biggest mistake of the first Saturday of the college…

California head coach Sonny Dykes, left, yells at an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Southern California NCAA college football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media before football practice in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Nick Ut/AP)

USC makes crisis worse

Don’t stop at institutional arrogance. Slog downward toward insufferable hypocrisy, the enabling…

Southern California NCAA college football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media before football practice in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Nick Ut/AP)