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Stanford head coach David Shaw joins the CFB Preview show.
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We're joined now about the head coach of the number eight Stanford Cardinal David shot -- How do you get your players to turn the page from one of the biggest upsets in school history and get ready for another huge game against UCLA. But the pac twelve championship game on the line. I count my guy's maturity. Our guys have been through a lot of ups and downs and highs and lows and we've got great senior leadership been. We always talk about the last game doesn't help us in the in the next game you know so we have to all the celebration it's just like when you lose a game have to turn their pace going the next game because. Every game is its own entity every game is its own lifetime. And that's started with -- preparation yesterday. Well coach allow us to look back a little bit held -- Who has other ridiculous amount of offense more than forty points under their season average how did you manage to crack that code especially. On the road. Well it in a first and foremost in my defense coordinator -- -- a phenomenal job getting those guys ready to play. Our guys played so hard they played their job they did their jobs it was a great team defense but it really great team overall team win. -- you look at our special teams the way we cover the kicks where guys kick the ball punts and kickoffs. I thought our our our running game coordinator Mike Holmgren had a great run game plan pep Hamilton who's prepared. Our quarterback for game like that everybody did their jobs last week and and I'm ten under their jobs this week also. And it's always somebody different this week it was linebacker shaped skull national defensive player. All of the week for his performance against Oregon but whether it's chase or Gardner. These guys are planned for -- week in and week out is best we've had this discussion the greatest Stanford defense of all. -- I think that's one of their goals that is to be in that class in that category and you can always argue. Much different things but. I think our guys have a lot of pride in the pride is not just their individual performance but in their collective performance CC guy like chase Thomas who's an unbelievable pass rusher. You see him. Make sure he maintains his gap. And doesn't doesn't leave his team is vulnerable to me just to make the play he lets saint nick -- -- the next time it'll be Shane who's doing his job but let's chase make. And those guys understand how they work together and play extremely well together. -- -- on the other side of the ball offensively I was there for Kevin Hogan's first start he has really been a sports and stepping underneath center. Especially when his running ability now what does that dimension do for your offense. It's so hard and has like to tell people on the son of -- defense coordinator. All defense Cortes get anxious about -- mobile quarterbacks because you can cover everybody can have a great pass rush integrity. But that quarterback -- he can hurt you and Kevin's run for first downs he's gotten out of trouble he's he's avoided sacks. And we've been able to have some come -- runs quarterback runs. Just to keep defense is honesty Jim a lot of different things to prepare for -- coach Hampton's a great job of grooming him to -- him to play. He's he's made -- -- so far. But that's how do you keep any Stanford quarterback from being swallowed by the shadow and Andrew Luck. It's tough. It's tough but at the same time they understand is there's their job to play quarterback it's not to try to be injury not to do any Andrew accomplished. But to get us in position to win a football game. You know each week that's our goal put ourselves in position to win the game we might not score fifty points we may not rack up all kinds of different stats. But we lead down that fourth quarter are we in position to win that game and that's what we should all be judged by. Coast there's always been that conversation this year about luck moving on but another -- to move down is Jim Harbaugh. How do you feel that you have completely made this your team now. You know ha I that -- don't think in in terms of that I think in terms of putting these guys in position be successful. I think in terms of mixture recruit the right guys make sure we -- the guys we have for playing to their strengths that we recognize our weaknesses and try to play with those weaknesses so. That the team really belongs in my opinion always belongs to the seniors those of gets a set the tempo goes against a set the expectations those the guys that set examples of how to work. That will continue to groom young guys to follow the only guys we have yet. Been around a program coach exactly -- is now a finalist for the MacKey award. That does so botched. With their tight -- how -- you develop that offensively because you just don't see a lot of teams in the history of college football they can stretch the field with tight ends. Quite the way that the cardinal can't. It starts at personnel you gotta have the guys and one of the first guys that we we continue to recruit and we got to Stanford what became a coach Harbaugh was -- between -- you know it is his speed -- athleticism at 66 was just. -- canyon next the next two guys with. Sectors and moving into it though those guys are such mismatches and got a young guy named newcomer to it as a true freshman and now he's going to be great -- continue to recruit more guys and that's that one. Matchup that you've seen the teams like the New Orleans New Orleans Saints and and the Patriots. Exploit defense is because you have to use. Cover got to cover but they're too small he's linebacker bigger guy the two quick form so that's at a built in mismatch. -- We'll Coste looking at this week Jim -- UCLA have exceeded all expectations this season. What worries you most about this team. A dash of speed up but this is. These is that they play hard they play together you see the run around on defense making plays they hit the quarterback they get after quarterbacks. Relentlessly. And the UCL wants to get on their Selanne also another athletic quarterback that. That you think you -- mean you don't and he gets out in the -- keeps plays alive makes throws down the field and they've got a big athletic tight and they can make tough catches and they've got one of the best -- in the country. A coach if you win this game you get to host the Bruins again just six days later in the pac twelve championship game. Prepare for a situation like that. The best thing to do is to not do it until you have to. The best thing to do was prepare for this game we have to earn that second game we haven't earned that yet. We're gonna play great in this week it's a great opponent. And if we play well enough when the game guess what we get to do it all over -- so we'll cross that bridge when we come to -- first and foremost were concert on the Saturday. Well coached Notre Dame is number one and they will be in a national championship game. With a win against USC now uniquely you played both teams this season how do you see this game plan -- It's it's a fascinating game there really is because notre Dame's defense -- special. I think. Though of the Bermuda Triangle as I call goes to defense that tackles and and number five and they're really special there harder on the ball on the hard to pass protect. But then again you've got. That the best receiver combination in the country. And that's going to be down in sunny Southern California and it's going to be a heck of a game and I wouldn't be surprised if it's really really close and if it's close anybody going to. -- Stanford Cardinal have looked great this season thanks for your time deadlock Saturday. -- --