Coaching Buzz: Stanford’s Shaw Staying Put

Ever since we started writing about potential head-coaching candidates in this space, many of you have thrown around the idea of the Eagles pursuing David Shaw.

But you can cross the Stanford head coach’s name off your wish list. He’s staying put.

Shaw has received a long-term contract extension, the school announced today.

“I feel blessed to work every day with an outstanding staff and coach the best group of young men in America, and I am excited to lead the Stanford Football program for many years to come,” Shaw said in a statement, per the San Jose Mercury News.

Shaw was an intriguing name for a number of reasons. Not only has he had success at Stanford, but he’s got NFL experience. Shaw served on the Eagles’ staff in 1997 as a quality control coach and then went on to Oakland (quality control, quarterbacks), Baltimore (quarterbacks, wide receivers) and San Diego (wide receivers, passing game). He also served as the offensive coordinator for four seasons at Stanford before replacing Jim Harbaugh as the head coach.

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  • Myke Lowery

    I hope they consider the 49ers dline coach

    • xlGmanlx

      At least as the DC, but sounds like a promising candidate. I don’t think you can go wrong with plucking from a team that all indications are going to make another push to the NFC championship game.

      • Myke Lowery

        it’s unfortunate that assistants aren’t considered more as HC. but that d line coach or the special teams coach for San Diego need consideration.

  • andy

    chip kelly is who it should be. his offense style would suit the talent we have and the offseason concentrate on completely rebuilding the defense.

    • xlGmanlx

      I would rather have the OC from the packers than Chip kelly

      • The Guru

        Are you going to cry? BRUCE ARIANS ALL THE WAY!!!!!

        • xlGmanlx

          Haha, what a loser.

          • The Guru

            Why don’t we just hire Josh McDaniels assclown?

  • 1972

    DAmn.. Gus bradley VIc fangio????