Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 6/10/14
David Shaw has a good thing going at Stanford. Since taking over as head coach for the Cardinal once Jim Harbaugh decided to take his act to the NFL, Shaw was named head coach – thus continuing the same path he and Harbaugh walked together in the former head coach’s tenure at the Pac 12 School. Judging by Shaw’s success since he took over the head job, it is safe to say it may have been the best move the school could have made since bringing Harbaugh in before him.Shaw’s numbers are impressive at 34-7 and there is no mistake he makes this team so much better on offense. But this season may be the one that tests him the most since he started wearing the head coaching tag in 2011. Improvements to the Pac 12, coaching changes and graduations obviously change the culture of college campuses. The Stanford defense suffered from graduations to the NFL this past season. And on offense, the team lost a solid guard in David Yankey and a bull of a running back in Tyler Gaffney. How this team r...
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