Stanford coach David Shaw fires back at faking injuries claims from UW’s Steve Sarkisian



Saturday night, the fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal narrowly escaped an upset at the hands of the Washington Huskies at home 31-28. It was a hard-fought battle between a perennial power in the Pac-12 lately (Stanford) and an impressive upstart contender (Washington).

After all was said and done, the main storyline coming out of the late-night thriller was the fact that Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian accused the Cardinal of pulling what seems to be a popular trick among a lot of teams in this new, fast-paced world of college football–faking injuries.

Whether or not that was indeed the case is tough to tell a majority of the time, but Sarkisian was convinced of it nonetheless.

Today, Stanford head coach David Shaw addressed the accusations from his opponent on Saturday, and he wasn’t pulling any punches during his teleconference:


It seems that we may have found a new Pac-12 coaches rivalry to fill the void left by Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh.

Topics: David Shaw, Stanford Cardinal, Steve Sarkisian

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