The Stanford Cardinal are fresh off a win over the UCLA Bruins and the whispers are beginning to build into legitimate talks that David Shaw might be a strong candidate for a head coaching job at the NFL level.
Shaw has spent plenty of time in the NFL, spending time as an assistant at Oakland, Baltimore and Philadelphia. He took over as the coach of Stanford in 2011, after spending three seasons under coach Jim Harbaugh, who of course left for San Francisco. He’s led the Card to a 28-5 record and two BCS appearances in his two-plus seasons so far.
Charlie Strong is in the same boat, though his Lousiville Cardinals took their first loss of the season to Central Florida on Thursday, likely eliminating Louisville’s opportunity to get to their second BCS bowl game in a row.
Strong became the 21st head football coach at the Louisville on December 9, 2009 and has a 31-15 record in his three-plus seasons.
NFL league sources are saying that the new NFL advisory panel is advocating for each coach to be a strong candidate once the season is over. The panel was developed to identify potential NFL minority candidates at the head coaching ranks.