Denver Broncos to Interview Former Stanford Head Coach Shaw

The Denver Broncos are investigating a former college coach for their head coaching vacancy. Mike Klis of 9News reports the team interviewed one-time Stanford head coach David Shaw. Shaw served as head coach of Stanford from 2011 to 2022 and compiled a 96-54 record with a 5-3 record in bowl games. He also served as offensive coordinator for the team from 2007 to 2010 under head coach Jim Harbaugh. The pair led the team to a 12-1 record in 2010, the best record in school history, and quarterback Andrew Luck even finished second in Heisman Trophy voting. Shaw also oversaw the development of running back Christian McCaffrey into the 2015 AP Player of the Year.

Shaw was fired following Stanford' 3-9 2022 season, but his reputation and resume will serve him well as he looks for work. Broncos franchise legend Jon Elway attended Stanford, as did team owners Greg Penner and Carrie Penner. Though there are certainly more successful, accomplished college coaches out there, they've typically done so by working for more entrenched football powerhouses; few of them brought glory to as respected a school as Stanford.

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