Coach Shaw addressed the media during his weekly press conference, commenting on the Stanford victory over Notre Dame and the upcoming game against Colorado. Coach Shaw was asked about some of the more wild moments in the game including the whistles from the crowd, the Bryce Love touchdown, and the alleged altercation between a Stanford coach and Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly.
In regards to the Brian Kelly situation Shaw reminded us that he has a tremendous amount of respect for Coach Kelly and his program and that he had a conversation with his organization about how they would represent themselves and the University. Coach Shaw would not confirm that the altercation even happened, nor would he say who did it.
Coach Shaw also mostly dodged questions about the replay situation after the Bryce Love touchdown. Shaw would only really say that he thinks the replay situation could have been handled a bit better or at least provided a better explanation. Shaw also said that replay officiating crews and officiating crews on the ground should work together on every game so that they can function better. As a refresher here is what the Pac-12 had to say about the play:
“OFFICIAL STATISTICS CORRECTION: The official stats for the Stanford-Notre Dame game have been corrected to award a rushing touchdown to Stanford RB Bryce Love. With 10:38 remaining in the fourth quarter, Love was tackled at the goal line where he apparently fumbled the ball, which was then recovered in the end zone by teammate JJ Arcega-Whiteside. After review, it was confirmed Love scored the touchdown before he lost the ball. However, the referee’s on-field explanation did not reflect that the touchdown should have been awarded to Love as the ball broke the plane of the goal line before it came loose.”
Up next for Stanford is Colorado and coach Shaw had plenty of great things to say about the head coach of the Buffaloes Mike MacIntyre and the job he has done. Shaw said that last year Colorado was a good team who took plenty of games into the 4th quarter and just could not finish games. Due to their inability to finish games Shaw said that the job MacIntyre did went under the radar but this year Colorado has improved and are finishing games which is why their success seems to have come from nowhere.
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