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Jim Harbaugh will not be available. How about David Shaw ?


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#11 TruCatzFan

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

If you hate these threads as much as I do, then just don't post in them

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:15 PM

Sorry, didn't mean to steal your thunder...I am new to this forum and did not read that thread...

I have just watched a few Stanford games over the last couple of years and have really been impressed with their strong fundamental play and Shaw's demeanor on the sideline.

I agree totally...the guy is going to be a big winner for someone...


Ha no worries, didn't mean to intimate that you stole my thunder! I hope we at least give him a look. We've gone the "NFL defensive coordinator" route with every hire except for Seifert (who was also a defensive coordinator before he was a HC!) so I'm hoping we try a different approach this time.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:16 PM

No more coordinators please.


Why? Because we had one bad choice in Rivera? Not every coordinator would make bad choices, imo.

Look at Mike Smith, Mike Tomlin, and Mike McCarthy, John Harbaugh as prime examples.

Also, why do folks automatically think that a previous HC will do wonders? In case anyone has forgotten, we have had a previous HC... and it failed.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

Why? Because we had one bad choice in Rivera? Not every coordinator would make bad choices, imo.

Look at Mike Smith, Mike Tomlin, and Mike McCarthy, John Harbaugh as prime examples.

Also, why do folks automatically think that a previous HC will do wonders? In case anyone has forgotten, we have had a previous HC... and it failed.


Capers - Steelers D-coordinator before Panthers HC
Fox - Giants D-coordinator before Panthers HC
Seifert - SF HC (but, as I stated, was SF's D-coordinator before its HC) before Panthers HC
Rivera - CHI and SD D-coordinator before Panthers HC

I'd prefer a different approach this time.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

Capers- Playoffs and NFC Championship appearences

Seifert- No Playoffs, 1-15

Fox- 3 playoff appearences, 2 NFC Championship appearences, 1 NFC championship, and a Superbowl appearence.

Rivera- Bad choice

Point being is that we have had success with previous coordinators turn HC. One bad apple doesn't equate to them being all bad apples.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:40 PM

We as an organization do not have the luxury of taking risks with the head coach position again.



Anyone who is hired is going to be a risk....ANYONE. former NFL head coach/coordinator or college head coach/ coordinator.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

Anyone who is hired is going to be a risk....ANYONE. former NFL head coach/coordinator or college head coach/ coordinator.


Exactly. Its a risk reward situation

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

He has only been a head coach for two years, but he has done very well. It is not easy to win at Stanford.

Shaw was Harbaugh's passing game cooridinator at the University of San Diego and Harbaugh brought him along to Stanford as his OC, where he flourished.

Shaw also is no stranger to the pro game, having served as an assistant for the Eagles, Raiders and Ravens. He runs what is very much a pro-style system at Stanford.

He is the main reason Andrew Luck was considered the most Pro ready quarterback to come out of college in many years.

My guess is that if you ain't good, you don't stick as Harbaugh's OC for 7 seasons.

The guy is super smart and no nonsense, just like his mentor.

My guess is that JR will want to go for a proven NFL head coach, but I think Shaw deserves a serious look.

I don't think Shaw is going to last long at Stanford...somebody is going to ****** him up.


I been thinking about this also. David Shaw is the closes thing we will get to Jim Harbaugh. He also runs some of the same principles Jim Harbaugh runs.Shaw has worked with Jim harbaugh for many years whether its been the WR coach to OC. I think Davis Shaw will be a great head coach for us and he can take Cam under his wing and we get back to real prostyle football.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:48 PM

Why? Because we had one bad choice in Rivera? Not every coordinator would make bad choices, imo.

Look at Mike Smith, Mike Tomlin, and Mike McCarthy, John Harbaugh as prime examples.

Also, why do folks automatically think that a previous HC will do wonders? In case anyone has forgotten, we have had a previous HC... and it failed.


Yeah, and the reason they are a previous head coach is because they weren't cutting it somewhere else and got the axe. Don't want a retread, give me the next rising star from the ranks.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:49 PM

i like David Shaw as a NFL HC.


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