According to Jason La Canfora, the Redskins and Panthers are expected to have interest in Stanford HC David Shaw for their current vacancies.
Shaw would be a splash hire for either organization and has attracted considerable NFL interest in the past. However, Shaw has always shown a strong inclination to remain at Stanford, which would have to change for him to take an NFL job.
La Canfora writes Redskins team president Bruce Allen is a big fan of Shaw’s and both of them have mutual connections from their time with the Raiders.
While Redskins owner Dan Snyder is considering evaluating Allen’s role within the organization, he would also support bringing Shaw on board to energize the fan base.
Washington’s organizational turmoil has it ranked among the least-appealing jobs open this year. La Canfora mentions coaching candidates will have questions about Allen’s role with the organization.
He adds Snyder is beginning to understand the gravity of the situation and major front office changes could be coming soon.
Shaw, 47, played wide receiver at Stanford from 1991 to 1994, then got his coaching start as a Western Washington in 1995. In 1997, the Eagles hired him for his first NFL coaching job in a quality control role. He also spent time with the Raiders and Ravens as an assistant coach until 2005.
In 2007, Shaw returned to Stanford as its offensive coordinator. He was promoted to head coach in 2011 and has held that position since. Over nine seasons, Shaw has an 86-34 regular-season record and is 5-3 in bowl games.