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08:18 AM ET 01.14 | David Shaw seems to be the antithesis of a job-climbing coach looking for the next big gig. Shaw wants to be a Stanford lifer. He said he wants to be one of the 25-(years) and-up club along with women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer, baseball coach Mark Marquess and tennis coach Dick Gould. "I went into the interview with the mindset that I wanted this to be my last head coaching interview ever," Shaw said. Shaw said he wants to put the 2010 season -- one of the best in school history -- "on a shelf for everybody to admire." But it's time to get back to work on a football team that doesn't need to be rebuilt, but retooled. "Two years of good football is not enough," Shaw said.

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January 14, 2011  08:21 AM ET

He wants to be there for 25 years...or until a bigger program offers more money and then he's outta there

January 14, 2011  08:46 AM ET

More power to him if he really wants to stay there. It'll be interesting to see i he can last there that long.

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January 14, 2011  08:50 AM ET

I'll bet the under on the 25 years and the over on the amount of FN spam.

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January 14, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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Wassup VFH... I think he can.. Its not like Stanford requires you to win 10/11 games every year... Have a year like last year every few years and Shaw could be there a while..

I suspect now that Stanford has had a taste of success their expectations will be higher. Until they realize that it just is not going to happen year in year out for them.

January 14, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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He wants to be there for 25 years...or until a bigger program offers more money and then he's outta there

Yup. A big-time program comes calling with loads of dough...see ya.

January 14, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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I suspect now that Stanford has had a taste of success their expectations will be higher. Until they realize that it just is not going to happen year in year out for them.

And it has been success for multiple years showing that it was not a lightning in a bottle thing.

January 14, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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You have to at least admire his attitude and strong commitment, maybe he will do alright. He just has to renew this every year so that it will continue instead of getting stale. I think that he will be fine in the long run. I am pulling for him.

Refreshing to say the least since most college football coaches are mercenaries.

January 14, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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exactly. After 25 years if he averaged 8 wins I'd bet the fans and school would be thrilled.

The guy would have a job for life if he can pull it off. The occasional run at a BCS game, and he is all set. Not a bad gig.

January 14, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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I'll bet the under on the 25 years and the over on the amount of FN spam.

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Where are these women from? What do they look like? The "AF tank" one sounds scary.

January 14, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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The guy would have a job for life if he can pull it off. The occasional run at a BCS game, and he is all set. Not a bad gig.

Right now you would think that would be the case. But I know how this works. Once a fanbase has been spoiled for a number of years with BCS runs and ten/eleven wins per... they start to get a little cranky if it doesn't come with a National Championship eventually. And once you win that national title... if you go more than five years before winning the next one... they start not wanting you there anymore thinking somebody else can do the job better.

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January 14, 2011  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#23):

The guy would have a job for life if he can pull it off. The occasional run at a BCS game, and he is all set. Not a bad gig.

I agree. Standford is the type of place where a coach can last that long. I still think it will be difficult, but I would like to see more of that in all college sports.

January 14, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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Stanford is SMART enough to know they wont have 11/12 Ws but every so often..

You think that they understand that the only way they get to that number of wins is with a little Luck. (Did you see what I did there?)

January 14, 2011  09:27 AM ET
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Free trip to Cali...We had Collins and Hilliard visit USC.... For a kid who doesnt have the $$$ to go places on their own.. Take an official visit :)..

Happens at every school.

Stephon Tuitt is 100% Notre Dame, but he's taking a visit to Georgia Tech "just because." Kids do it all the time but it's funny to see the knee-jerk, panic-attack fans go crazy over it.

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January 14, 2011  09:30 AM ET
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Wow, who would have thought to do that. You must be very gifted.

I prefer the term "special".

 
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