Part of me wants David Shaw to coach at Stanford until his lips can’t hold a whistle. In a world of coaching egos, creeps, money-grabbers and Will Muschamps, few coaches represent the mission statements of their schools better than Shaw.

He has done things (generally) the right way AND gone 73-22 at a place where, for decades, they said you couldn’t win that big.

Part of me wants David Shaw to go to the NFL if only because that’s his best path to ultimate, competitive glory. College football is not the playground, as currently constructed, to go 10-3 and expect to play for the biggest prizes.

In the NFL, however, he could spit out 9-7 and win a Super Bowl.

The way Shaw coaches, combined with Stanford’s academic standards and scheduling, just isn’t going to cut it in the current collegiate playoff flag.

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