David Shaw: 'I'm not ready to turn this over to anybody else'
Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday January 03, 2013
Posted by: Chris Vannini on January 3, 2013
No, seriously, David Shaw is staying at Stanford.
While many have thrown Shaw's name around for a myriad of coaching jobs, the Cardinal head man continues to insist he will be stayin in Palo Alto for some time.
While on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, Shaw was asked about the NFL and if it's a career goal of his.
"I wouldn't say that it's a goal," Shaw said. "Maybe down the road it's a possibility, way down the road, but I think we're still at the beginning stages of something here at Stanford. For me, I think it would be great to help establish something at Stanford where, 10 years down the road, when you list the top football programs and Stanford naturally rolls of the tongue.
"I don't think we're there yet. We're there by record - I think we've lost five games in the last three years - but we're not there in the national conscience. I think it's going to take years for us, and I'd love to be here throughout that process to try to establish Stanford football as one of the best in the nation."
But what if the phone rang and an NFL team was on the line. Would Shaw take that call?
"No. I would take it to say, 'Thanks, but no thanks., " he said. "For me and my family right now, Stanford is the perfect place for us. As I said, we're in the beginning of something I believe is truly special. I'm not ready, especially as a Stanford alum, to turn this over to anybody else. I love where we're at right now, and I'd love to be here for the foreseeable future."
You can listen to the interview by clicking here. Below is Shaw's postgame press conference from the Rose Bowl.
Chris Vannini is the lead writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered Michigan State sports for The State News, The Oakland Press and MLive.com. He writes a weekly column for the Detroit Free Press on behalf of SB Nation. Vannini lives in Big Ten country, so his foot speed is far from SEC caliber, but his pulse on coaches is hard to match. Be sure to follow @CoachingBuzz on twitter and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org