Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Memo to David Shaw (Stanford Football Head Coach)

Stanford head coach David Shaw emphasizes physical toughness in the football program.  The team has a stout defense, excellent offensive line, and one of the country's premier running backs.  But it lacks a comparable passing game.  Opponents can design defenses to control a run-first offense when the passing threat is minimal.

Josh Nunes is no Andrew Luck.  Few quarterbacks ever will be.  But Shaw's insistence on a strong running game is not likely to lure five-star high school quarterbacks with dreams of playing in the National Football League.  Ditto for wide receivers.

Perhaps an emphasis on a balanced attack would better serve Stanford's recruitment?