Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
IIRC Shaw runs the same kind of offense so there would be no need to turnover the roster.
Leading Off: If Harbaugh leaves 49ers, why not hire Stanford's David Shaw?
But why wouldn't York pick the 49ers' next head coach from the same tree at Stanford from which he plucked Harbaugh in 2011?Cardinal coach David Shaw has a 34-7 record and three BCS bowl appearances since replacing Harbaugh. As a college head coach and former NFL assistant, Shaw has followed the same successful path as Harbaugh. Shaw is bright, innovative and destined to become an NFL head coach.Shaw took Stanford to new heights after Harbaugh left. Couldn't he do the same with the 49ers?
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I would prefer to see how this plays out, all this could be just a ploy by Harbaugh to simply get a better deal, you want 10 mill, you ask for 12. JH maybe just using the media. The other thing is the media-they just love building people up and tearing them down (whether it is athletes, actors or politicians-some desrve it of course), because they want to feel powerful (I blame this on woodward and bernstien from watergate-after that every journalist was aiming to be the next).
With that said, I too think Shaw would be logical for thtee reasons.
1) Same/similar system (maybe even better)
2) While JH started up the Stanford program to prominence, Shaw has made them even better
3) Guys like fangio maybe even more inclined to stay if the FO wants them to.
The only thing about going after Shaw is that he may show loyalty to JH by not taking the job-however small or unlikely that maybe.
Gruden, Shanahan (if he gives up the need to also be GM), or Holmgren (although he wants total power also an may not even want to be a coach again.
If it is someone else-maybe bring in a Norv Turner as OC (good OC - poor HC).