Following Stanford’s loss to Washington State, David Shaw addressed the media. Coach Shaw focused on the struggles on the offensive line, missed opportunities, and inefficiencies. Shaw repeatedly stated that these things are not the mark of a good football team.
“For every positive we have a negative. That’s not the sign of a good football team. That’s not the sign of a Stanford football team.”
Coach Shaw came out and said that they are simply not playing well enough to overcome the mistakes they are making, nor are they playing well enough to capitalize on their opponents mistakes.
“Biggest thing for us, the first half, we had a chance to make this a game. We had the chance to go into halftime if not with the lead, at least very close. Honestly we should have had the lead if we make the plays that we’re capable of making. But once again that’s on us as coaches and players to make the plays that we are capable of making.”
This was also the third offensive line combination that Stanford has lined up this season and they are still not protecting the quarterback or open up running lanes. Shaw conceded that Stanford is a work in progress on the offensive line and he did not think that he would be saying that at this point in the season.
Shaw was also asked about the quarterback situation and whether he had any plans on switching. Shaw said it was only game 5 and that they are going to stick with Burns and continue to evaluate Chryst.
You can watch the full press conference below:
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