David Shaw interview

Here is the opening to my Sunday profile of David Shaw: STANFORD Willie Shaw likes to tell this story about his son David, who just happens to be Stanford’s football coach, whose team just happens to be playing in Tuesday’s Rose Bowl against Wisconsin. David, a Stanford graduate, asked his [...]

By | December 29th, 2012|5 Comments

Stanford going to Rose Bowl

Here is the opening to my column about Stanford winning the Pac-12 title: STANFORD There was something redundant about the Pac-12 championship game. Stanford defeated UCLA for the second time in six days, which proves the Cardinal are better than the Bruins. It is not clear if they will play [...]

By | November 30th, 2012|5 Comments

Cal needs to win Big Game

Here is my column on Saturday's Big Game which will be played at Stanford at the late hour of 7:15 pm, too late for many newspapers to cover it comfortably. I attended Monday's Big Game media luncheon in San Francisco, spoke to Cal coach Jeff Tedford and Stanford's coach David [...]

By | November 14th, 2011|13 Comments

What David Shaw said about the BCS

They held the annual Big Game luncheon today -- I'm writing a column about it right now. All the main characters were there including Stanford coach David Shaw, a witty, alert, engaging, playful, serious, encouraging, smart man in addition to being a very good coach. One writer asked Shaw something [...]

By | November 14th, 2011|5 Comments

David Shaw to Stanford and 49er repercussions

Stanford just announced David Shaw is their new head coach. This frees up other Stanford coaches to go with Jim Harbaugh to the 49ers. Expect Greg Roman to the offensive coordinator. He would help Harbaugh create the game plan and he would call some, maybe most of the plays. Harbaugh [...]

By | January 13th, 2011|17 Comments