David Shaw stepped away from Stanford football after an immensely successful tenure. That tenure ran out of steam the past few years, but Shaw’s accomplishments are hefty and impossible to ignore.
Shaw made three Rose Bowls at Stanford, winning two of them. He won three Pac-12 Championship Games and reached four of them. His best Stanford teams battled Chip Kelly’s elite Oregon teams in memorable encounters. He kept Stanford nationally relevant and formidable for several years after his predecessor, Jim Harbaugh, left following the 2010 season.
Shaw coached Andrew Luck, Christian McCaffrey, and Bryce Love to runner-up finishes for the Heisman Trophy. David Shaw was very plainly and obviously one of the best coaches in his sport from 2011 through 2017, a seven-year run of excellence in Palo Alto.
David Shaw recently discussed USC quarterback Caleb Williams on a YouTube show. Shaw has been rumored to be interested in an NFL job, so his words about Williams are interesting when filtered through the prism of a possible move to the NFL in the future.
Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire