Stanford names Shaw head football coach


Stanford names Shaw head football coach

Jan. 13, 2011STANFORD PAGE

Scott Reiss

Offensive coordinator David Shaw has been named head football coach at Stanford.

The hire was officially announced at a news conference Thursday at Stanford.

Shaw has spent the past four years with the Cardinal, overseeing the offense and running backs under former coach Jim Harbaugh.

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His promotion provides program continuity and speaks to his popularity in the locker room. Several outgoing players, including wide receiver Doug Baldwin, lobbied for his hire.

Shaw, 38, also has Stanford roots -- he was a Cardinal wide receiver from 1991-94 under Denny Green and Bill Walsh. His father, Willie, is a former Raiders' assistant coach. Shaw was a member of Harbaugh's staff at the University of San Diego before following Harbaugh to Stanford.

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Along with Shaw, Stanford was considering associate head coach Greg Roman and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for the position. A source said that both Roman and Fangio will not return to the Stanford staff and could wind up reuniting with Harbaugh in San Francisco.

Stanford also had discussions with Boise State head coach Chris Petersen and Yale coach Tom Williams, a former Cardinal assistant coach and team captain, about the head coaching job.

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Shaw is the first alum to lead the program since Paul Wiggin (1980-83).

The Mercury News first reported the hiring.

Draymond originally concerned his knee injury was more serious


Draymond originally concerned his knee injury was more serious

Programming note: Warriors-Pelicans coverage starts tonight at 6:30pm with Warriors Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area.

On Friday morning, the Warriors announced that Draymond Green is going to play on Friday night against the Pelicans.

After shootaround, Draymond talked about the left knee strain he sustained on Tuesday.

"It didn't lock up. I tweaked it. I was concerned. I honestly thought it was my meniscus. It was a big relief," Draymond told reporters in New Orleans. "The next day when I woke up, the pain was a little better.

"As that day went on -- once I got the MRI, I got it early - -and then I went and got treatment and it felt a lot better.

"I hadn't even got the results but I was pretty confident at that point."

Draymond sustained the injury late in the third quarter against Houston and did not play in the fourth quarter.

He registered nine points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists before exiting.

Dusty Baker out as Nationals manager


Dusty Baker out as Nationals manager

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals say manager Dusty Baker won’t be back next season.

The team announced the move Friday.

Baker led the Nationals to the NL East title in each of his two years with the club. But Washington lost its NL Division Series both times.

His contract expired at the end of this season.