Stanford’s Shaw doesn’t like SEC comparison

Stanford coach David Shaw earlier today objected to a reporter trying to compare his team with SEC East programs.
Under Shaw — and even under his predecessor Jim Harbaugh — Stanford has developed a rugged, ball-control style and stout defensive mentality that is as anti-West Coast as boiled peanuts.
Here’s what he said when asked to compare his program with SEC teams (as reported by Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News:

Stanford was 11-2 in 2011 and 12-2 in 2012, defeating Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. It was fifth in the country in rushing defense and 11th in scoring defense in 2012.

Shaw is a West Coast guy, but has been an assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens.

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I dropped my fried twinkie

September 4th, 2013
4:50 pm

School Name…………. City State……………. Sports Profits
The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX 25,524,017
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL 22,153,601
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park PA 19,478,286
Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus OH 17,795,469
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame IN 16,389,277
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor MI 16,002,888
Michigan State University East Lansing MI 14,733,782
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln NE 12,077,312
University of Iowa Iowa City IA 8,827,938
Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 8,086,514
University of Miami Coral Gables FL 7,515,813
University of Florida Gainesville FL 6,816,282
University of Kentucky Lexington KY 6,173,117
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge LA 6,112,033
Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington IN 5,484,384
University of Georgia Athens GA 4,964,268
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City OK 4,947,655
University of Kansas Lawrence KS 4,766,193
Texas Tech University Lubbock TX 4,376,218
Clemson University Clemson SC 3,967,813
University of Louisville Louisville KY 3,585,112

GTBob

September 4th, 2013
4:49 pm

Really Bob? do some research and quit making stuff up. I thought they taught you better than that at GT. Texas, Alabama and UGA all brought in more than 32 million dollars. Also, you said that any extra went back to the school.

You should probably do your own research. They all brought in more than 32 million in revenue, not 32 million in profit. Here is a nice site that will lay it all out for you:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/schools/finances/

UGA made about 2.7 million in profit last year and took 3.2 million in subsidies. Meaning the athletic program actually ended up in the red for the school. Im sure Stanford’s president is staying up late every night trying to get a piece of that action.

I dropped my fried twinkie

September 4th, 2013
4:43 pm

poser
September 4th, 2013
4:28 pm

Texas, Alabama and UGA all brought in more than 32 million dollars. Also, you said that any extra went back to the school. That was my point and the reason that many would like to be like the SEC

you really are not too BRITE. did you read TURNED a PROFIT. Yes the schools you mentioned brought in more money but they also spent most of that money and only TURNED a SMALL PROFIT.
You didn’t graduate high school I would guess by your post.

poof!!!

September 4th, 2013
4:40 pm

Nothing wrong with emulating success. But I don’t think many people are saying Stanford is playing like some SEC teams. I don’t see what the big deal is. You play to win the game. That’s all.

poser

September 4th, 2013
4:28 pm

Really Bob? do some research and quit making stuff up. I thought they taught you better than that at GT. Texas, Alabama and UGA all brought in more than 32 million dollars. Also, you said that any extra went back to the school. That was my point and the reason that many would like to be like the SEC

GTBob

September 4th, 2013
4:17 pm

No one wants to be like the SEC? Maybe try polling university presidents? No one brings in more money for their schools than the SEC.

That’s actually not true but even if it were im not sure why you think university presidents would care that much. College Athletics in general are supposed to pay for themselves. Anything extra is usually reinvested into the programs. Only 23 programs even turned a profit last year. Of those that did just about all of them were subsidized by their schools as well. Athletics are meant to be an activity for students. It’s nothing that a university president is going to be all that concerned about when there are hundreds of millions of dollars in other areas to worry about. Texas A&M generated 32 million in profit last year which was the most of any team. Do you really think Stanford’s president would even care that much about a $32 million profit when he has a 17 billion dollar endowment to look over?

poser

September 4th, 2013
3:51 pm

No one wants to be like the SEC? Maybe try polling university presidents? No one brings in more money for their schools than the SEC. Poke fun if you want, but admit the truth

GTBob

September 4th, 2013
3:41 pm

Shaw telling it like it is. The SEC can win all the titles they want. No one will ever want to be like them.

ignition

September 4th, 2013
3:33 pm

Who wan’ts to be compared to dumb rednecks, racist, and hillbillies ??
Can’t blame him.

stripes

September 4th, 2013
3:32 pm

Lighten up Francis