Stanford ended another disappointing season with a loss to BYU on Saturday, and the show added another thing to its post-match to-do list.
After Stanford fell 36-25 to BYU to end the season 3-9, head coach David Shaw announced his resignation. He told reporters that the decision was one that he had just made in the past few days.
“A week ago, 10 days ago, I was eager to be the one to lead us there, and in the last few days I realized that the time had come,” Shaw said. via Josh Dubow of the Associated Press. “It’s time for me to step aside, time for the next team to come in and hope that whoever they hire next wins more games than I do. The measurement is amazing.”
Stanford ranked 3-9 for the second year in a row. Cardinal hasn’t been in a bad game since 2018. Their only winning season in the last four was when they won 4-2 in the pandemic-shortened season in 2020.
Shaw, 50, said he doesn’t want to coach anywhere else at this point.
“I am not exhausted by any imagination,” he said. “I am healthy and feel good. But at the same time, 16 years is a long time – 12 as head coach, 16 here. I’m so proud of our accomplishments, so proud of our student-athletes, so proud of those who have gone on and done other things in the NFL and outside the NFL in the past. different social classes. But like I said, the phrase that keeps coming back to me gives me peace, it’s ‘it’s time’.”
Despite recent difficulties, Shaw finished with an impressive 96-54 record at Stanford. He’s the most winning coach in the show’s history. Shaw won the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year award in 2017 and has been named Pac-12 Coach of the Year four times.
Should Shaw decide to take a year off and return to coaching, there’s a good chance there will be a lot of interest in him. He is young by coaching standards and has shown he can win at a high level.