STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford Athletics announced today that its defensive coordinator position has been endowed by a generous gift from an anonymous donor, named in honor of Willie Shaw, the former Cardinal defensive coordinator and father of current head coach David Shaw.
"This is another sign of how unique Stanford University is," said Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football David Shaw. "Our donors and alumni have a passion for Stanford Football and feel a close connection to our program. Generous endowments are the result of those great relationships. Gifts like this make it possible for us to attract and retain the best coaches in America. Also, it is important to recognize how vital our defensive performance has been to our recent success, helping to elevate this program to the upper echelon of college football."
DirecTV's Mike White: "We haven’t figured out what we’re doing with Pac-12 but we’re not going to have 7 channels. I can assure you that."
Kiffin also admitted that he fully expected Murphy, Peat or [Kyle] Dodson to sign, with the Trojans believing at one point last week they were leading in the chase of both Murphy and Peat and believing Wednesday they were first or second in the chase of all three prospects.
"To go 0-for-3 there, I thought we would have at least went 1-for-3," Kiffin said, continuing with the baseball analogy. "And I certainly didn't think two of them would go to the same school."
"...Our bullpen got rocked."
All available student tickets for Football vs. UCLA have been claimed. Students who did not claim a ticket in advance are advised to use the standby line at Gate 3 of Stanford Stadium on game-day.
"I have always thought that a football game is as much a celebration of the campus as it is (of) the sport," [Cal assistant athletic director Bob Milano Jr.] said. "And that's why we're sticking with the tight bowl, good seat angles and Strawberry Canyon setting - nobody wanted a double-deck stadium."
All my friends have told me for a while that I have way too much awesome. I have to let it out, I have to share it with the rest of the school and there’s no better way to do that than to be the Tree.
- Mike Samuels, '11, who was named the next Tree today.