As reported by Jon Wilner and Ivan Maisel, offensive coordintaor David Shaw will replace Jim Harbaugh as head coach of the Stanford football team. The school has scheulded an introductory press conference at 1:30 p.m. PST, which will be streamed live at GoStanford.com.
Shaw, a former wide receiver at Stanford, coached for one year under Harbaugh at the University of San Diego before following him to the Farm in 2007. Receiver Doug Baldwin told the Mercury News that Shaw was the players' choice to replace Harbaugh, though Wilner has since stated that the players would have been happy with any of the three internal candidates.
I'm happy with the hire, as I was hoping Bowlsby would tap an internal candidate from the start. We'll see what Vic Fangio and Greg Roman decide to do in the coming days, but at least the head coach is in place. What are your thoughts?
Update: Fangio and Roman will not return.
Here's the official release. You can watch the press conference here.