David Shaw to Remain at Stanford...For Now

12/16/13 in NCAAF   |   BlakeLovell   |   86 respect

Dec 7, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw on the sidelines in the third quarter against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Stanford defeated Arizona State 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsWith the 2013 NFL season winding down, it should come as no surprise that several of the top college football coaches around the nation are being linked to teams that anticipate a head coaching vacancy following the season.

One of the names that has been thrown around with the already vacant Houston Texans' head coaching position is Stanford head coach David Shaw.

However, reports seem to suggest that Shaw will be remaining as the leader of the Cardinal -- at least for now.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Shaw currently has no interest in the NFL and will remain at Stanford.

Again, it's no shock that Shaw's name has been mentioned. He's been an assistant coach in the NFL in the past, and it may just be a matter of time before he lands a head coaching gig at the highest level.

Many wondered about the future of Stanford's football program after Jim Harbaugh left to take the 49ers' job back in 2011. But Shaw hasn't allowed the program to fall off one bit.

The Cardinal will be playing in their fourth straight BCS game when they take on Michigan State on New Years Day, and there is simply no reason to believe that the program will be going south anytime soon.

Unless, of course, an NFL job opens up that Shaw can't refuse.

While the Houston job is not all that appealing right now, there are other potential openings that could lure Shaw away from Palo Alto.

What if the Cowboys fail to make the playoffs and Jason Garrett gets fired? Would Shaw be able to turn down Jerry Jones and his mega bucks? Or what about a similar situation with Dan Snyder and the Washington Redskins?

Ultimately, this is a business, and it's just a matter of time before Shaw goes the route of Harbaugh and takes his talents to the NFL.
 
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12/16/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

I don't think Shaw is going anywhere for a while. He is a Stanford man and a Bay Area man. I think he would entertain the 49ers or Raiders jobs, but hard to see him going anywhere else.