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.

29 comments Add your comment

brent

September 7th, 2013
10:11 am

who cares about academics. this is about football.you geeks always pull the academics crap because your team sucks

gagata

September 7th, 2013
8:52 am

Gatorzip74

September 6th, 2013
3:54 am

GTBob- I invite you to take a look at the 2012 and 2013 schedules for the University of Florida. The Gators arguably had the nation’s toughest schedule last year and this year.

GTBob

September 5th, 2013
1:56 pm

most school’s from other Conferences only have to play 2 or 3 really hard games every year the average SEC school has to play anywhere from 4 to 6 top 20 program’s

This is a straight up lie. Care to name the SEC schools who play 6 top 20 teams? Ill give you a hint. There aren’t any. A few play 4 top 20 teams. Bama only plays 2. Its not much different than any other conference. Stanford for instance plays 4 top 20 teams and 5 top 25 teams.

7576DAWG

September 5th, 2013
1:34 pm

Any great school like Stanford can beat any SEC school on a given weekend but the reason the SEC set’s the Standard is because when most school’s from other Conferences only have to play 2 or 3 really hard games every year the average SEC school has to play anywhere from 4 to 6 top 20 program’s plus an SEC Championship game with two top 10 team’s before they even get to the National Championship game. Depth and endurance over 12 game’s is what set the SEC apart from other Conferences.

GTBob

September 5th, 2013
11:49 am

A very ‘gracious’ response from someone who is trying to hide his jealousy of others’ success.

I don’t think Shaw cares much about the SEC’s success. He doesn’t want his program or school compared to the programs or schools in the SEC for a reason. The SEC is pretty much all lower brow academic schools letting in anyone who can pass minimum NCAA qualifications. They oversign, grey shirt, buy players, and do other countless things to get any edge they can. You can imagine that one of the best universities in the world might not want to be compared to that. Even if the SEC wins the next 100 MNC games, Stanford is never going to want to be compared to them.

collegeballfan

September 5th, 2013
10:44 am

I see the high schoolers are touting football as the end all of education.

Andy Johnson is a damn fool

September 5th, 2013
9:27 am

@I dropped my fried twinkie

Another dumb ass post by a dumb ass. Compares 25 million to 25 billion. Only off by a multiple of 1000. But that is what dumb asses who support AL do.

Andy Johnson is a damn fool

September 5th, 2013
9:24 am

Stanford couldn’t beat ND last year. ND was embarrassed by AL. AL lost in the SEC and UGA hung with AL until the last play. Stanford is 4th in SEC west and 4th in SEC east. Truth hurts.