December 30, 2013 |
This season's college bowl schedule is reminiscent of how it used to be in the last months of the year in pro golf, or the last five minutes of an NBA rout. Garbage time. ESPN fills airtime and sells ads, but there is no compelling reason to watch or buy. Find a good book to read. Then there is the Rose Bowl, Stanford versus Michigan State on Wednesday, a sign that all is not lost. These are two excellent teams, finishing off compelling seasons played in tough, competitive conferences.
December 27, 2013 |
Stanford Coach David Shaw said he was excited for new USC Coach Steve Sarkisian, who was hired Dec. 2 after five seasons at Washington. "I know this is home for him," Shaw said Thursday during a Rose Bowl news conference at Disneyland. "It's a bit of a shift for USC offensively, mentality-wise, but he's a Trojan. He's been there, he understands how the place works, he's been received very well, as he should be. "He had a lot of success there as an assistant and I know he's going to have success there as a head coach.
October 8, 2013 |
Stanford's David Shaw is one of the most mild-mannered coaches in college football. He rarely shows emotion, and he rarely raises his voice. Not Tuesday. Speaking as passionately as he ever has, Shaw emphatically fired back at Steve Sarkisian after the Washington coach accused the Cardinal of faking injuries. Shaw opened his portion of the Pac-12 coaches' teleconference with a carefully crafted statement, saying "we don't fake injuries, we never have and we never will. I don't condone it. I don't teach it. I don't allow it. " Shaw also began his weekly news conference at Stanford shortly after referring to the same handwritten notes.
December 19, 2012 |
After two seasons as Notre Dame coach, Brian Kelly decided he wasn't spending enough time doing the best part of his job: coaching players. Kelly changed that in 2012, and he shuffled his staff. Then, with Kelly more in tune to his team and the assistants in sync with the head coach, Notre Dame went from unranked to top-ranked. For leading the Fighting Irish to the BCS championship game for the first time, Kelly was voted Associated Press coach of the year. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule "When you're talking about the coach of the year, there's so many things that go into it," Kelly said.
November 27, 2012 |
Jerry Johnson worked up some righteous indignation when the Pac-12 Conference's postseason awards were announced. Not for himself. He's had a nice season, with 25 receptions for 307 yards, but he knew it didn't rate all-conference consideration. What miffed Johnson was that UCLA's Jim Mora wasn't coach of the year. Stanford's David Shaw received that award for guiding the Cardinal to a 10-2 season, which included victories over then-top-ranked Oregon in Eugene and UCLA at the Rose Bowl.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2009 |
State parole officials missed many chances to capture convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido and find Jaycee Dugard, whom he is accused of kidnapping 18 years ago and harboring in his Antioch backyard, a prison watchdog has concluded in a highly critical report to be released today. Inspector General David R. Shaw said a two-month investigation found that the state parole division supervising Garrido for the past decade could have discovered Dugard, and her two children fathered by him, much earlier than August, when he was arrested.