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David Shaw Doing His Best to Change the Perception of Stanford

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Two years ago Stanford lost Jim Harbaugh to the NFL. This past year Stanford lost Andrew Luck to the NFL as well. When those two kinds of guys leave any program, there usually are some steps taken backwards. Thanks to Head Coach David Shaw, that hasn't been the case for ...

Stanford Coach David Shaw Refuses To Call Victory Over USC an Upset

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

No Andrew Luck? No problem. The Stanford Cardinal continued their successful run against the Matt Barkley-led USC Trojans -- thought to be one of the top contenders for a national championship -- with a 21-14 victory in Palo Alto on Saturday. Technically speaking, given the rankings, the victory was an upset ...

Sky-High Expectations Prove Impossible for Andrew Luck to Fulfill Despite his Wildly Succesful Senior Season

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Do I understand why Robert Griffin III has emerged as a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate? Yes I do. Do I understand why anybody is justifying Griggin III's emergence by trying to downplay or even disparage what Andrew Luck has done this season? No I don't. That's not universally been the ...

Mike Gundy Advocates a Four-Team Playoff, Says Oklahoma State Could Have Beaten LSU

Monday, December 5th, 2011

One way that Oklahoma State could have faced LSU in the national championship game was if the Cowboys would have beaten Iowa State. Instead, they lost in double-overtime and had to play the waiting game. The world found out that instead of LSU-Oklahoma State, we'll see an LSU-Alabama rematch in ...

Lane Kiffin: Matt Barkley Should Be Rewarded For Succeeding During USC’s Probation

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

It's hardly out of the ordinary for a college football coach to stump for his standout player who is in the Heisman race. USC's Lane Kiffin is doing a pretty good job of it. Kiffin makes the argument that Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley is being penalized because his team is ...

Stanford Coach David Shaw: We’re Not Trying to Break Passing Records Like Other Teams

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

I wouldn't say that Stanford football coach David Shaw was necessarily stumping for his team here, but he certainly got in a bit of a dig on some of the other teams around the Cardinal in the national rankings. Asked about how Heisman Trophy front-runner Andrew Luck has been playing, ...

Lane Kiffin: End-of-Game Officiating Was Wrong, But We Had Other Opportunities

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

USC coach Lane Kiffin didn't mince many words when discussing some of the officiating in Saturday's epic three-overtime battle with Stanford after the game. A few days later, he still isn't happy about it, particularly a penalty called on the Trojans late in regulation and then the final play of ...

USC Quarterback Matt Barkley Prepares for Battle Against Stanford, Not Andrew Luck

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Matt Barkley certainly doesn't mind the extra attention. The USC quarterback is used to it by now. He simply thinks it's funny that this weekend's Pac-12 duel between the Trojans and the Stanford Cardinal is being billed as a game between he and Andrew Luck -- a pair of the ...

David Shaw Earns Dream Job Opportunity at Stanford

Monday, January 17th, 2011

There aren't a slew of people who would consider coaching Stanford their dream job. The Cardinal are hardly considered a perennial powerhouse -- not in the nation and not even in the Pac-10 ... or 12. And the standards for getting into Stanford make recruiting the country's top athletes difficult. Don't ...

Phil Simms Isn’t Feeling As Lucky As Everyone Else Is

Friday, January 7th, 2011

With all of the hoopla surrounding Andrew Luck and his potential to be a number one pick, Phil Simms seems to be one of the very few that isn’t as astounded with Luck’s ability to be a great NFL quarterback.  Simms, Super Bowl XXI MVP and 15-year NFL veteran, has ...