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David Shaw sticking by Stanford’s starting QB

You could list off a handful of reasons why Stanford was upset by Washington 17-13 last Thursday. The poor play of quarterback Josh Nunes is unquestionably one of them, though suffice to say he didn’t receive a lot of help from his, well, receivers.

Still, you know the cliché about the blame a quarterback gets when things go wrong. So, Nunes’ status as the team’s starter was questioned this week. Coach David Shaw didn’t sound too happy about answering.

Josh is the starting quarterback,” Shaw said. “He played well the first game. He played much better the second game. He played an OK half against USC, then an outstanding half against USC and is coming off a bad game. We’re not changing quarterbacks. That doesn’t make any sense to me. We wanted to bronze his arm and his legs after USC, and then now I have to answer a hundred questions about how come we’re not changing quarterbacks. It’s asinine.”

Nunes, and Stanford, will try to rebound this weekend against Arizona.

(Hat tip: AP)