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Stanford, Shaw agree to 'long-term' extension

  • FILE - This Nov. 30, 2012 file photo shows Stanford head coach David Shaw at the Pac-12 championship NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif. Shaw has agreed to a "long-term contract extension" that will keep him with his alma mater beyond the two years left on his remaining deal. The university's announcement Wednesday, ends any speculation about Shaw becoming the latest Cardinal coach to make the leap to the NFL _ at least for now. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

STANFORD — Any speculation David Shaw could be the latest Stanford coach to jump to the NFL is over — at least for now.

Shaw agreed to a "long-term contract extension" Wednesday that will keep him with his alma mater beyond the two years left on his remaining deal. Terms of the contract, including the years, were not announced by the school.

New athletic director Bernard Muir said the "agreement provides added stability and reassurance that David will be at the helm to secure our football program's long-term sustained success."

"I feel blessed to work every day with an outstanding staff and coach the best group of young men in America," Shaw said, "and I am excited to lead the Stanford football program for many years to come."

Shaw has won back-to-back Pac-12 Coach of the Year awards since taking over for Jim Harbaugh, who left for the San Francisco 49ers after starting Stanford's resurgence. The Cardinal finished 11-2 last season after a loss in the Fiesta Bowl and won the conference title this year for the first time since 1999.


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