Maybe David Shaw was annoyed that the proceedings had fallen behind schedule. Maybe he was just hungry for lunch. Whatever the reason, Stanford's second-year head coach wasn't interested in making an opening statement at Pac-12 Media Day, where he was introduced along with Stepfan Taylor and Chase Thomas.
"Let's just open it up to questions."
The first question came from the Chronicle's Tom FitzGerald, who asked about Shayne Skov's rehab.
"Shayne has been cleared as of last week," Shaw said. "He's done with his rehab. He's not ready to play a football game yet, but he's physically ready to do everything in the weight room, everything that we'll ask him to do on the field. ... Come that game against Duke, he's got to be ready to go 100% and play for us and we believe he'll be there."
The rest of Stanford's 8-minute session featured more of the same.
Shaw said Taylor was the most underrated running back in the nation and that the Cardinal's front seven, including Thomas, has a chance to be as good as any front seven in the country. He also said Ryan Hewitt is "the most versatile college football player you can find." (They don't make 'em quite like Owen Marecic anymore.)
ESPN's Kevin Gemmell asked Shaw if he planned to utilize three tight end sets following the departure of Coby Fleener.
"We're going to do everything that we can do with the guys that we have," said Shaw, who revealed that former receiver Jemari Roberts (0 catches in 11 career games) had moved to tight end.
There were obligatory mentions of Andrew Luck.
While it's hardly surprising that nothing surprising was said at Media Day ("I will now announce the winner of my quarterback competition. Stepfan, the envelope please.") the video below probably won't do anything to increase your excitement about the season.