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David Shaw rips UW, Sarkisian over fake-injury accusations

Post by Christian Caple on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:29 am with 1 Comment »
October 8, 2013 12:14 pm

With a highly-anticipated game against No. 2 Oregon on the schedule this week, it makes perfect sense that Washington will be the subject of some smack talk.

It’s just a little surprising that it’s coming from Stanford.

Or maybe it’s not all that surprising, considering the circumstances. After UW coach Steve Sarkisian criticized Stanford for faking injuries (in his opinion), Stanford coach David Shaw used Tuesday’s Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference to fire back at Sarkisian and defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi.

We were conducting interviews at Husky Stadium at the conclusion of UW’s practice during Shaw’s portion of the call, but here’s at least a portion of the Shaw rant, citing tweets from media members who were listening in.

Update: Sarkisian mostly avoided questions about Shaw’s rant, saying that while he wasn’t certain exactly what was said, “We saw what we saw. We’ll leave it at that. Two reasonable people can disagree on something and move forward.”

He was then asked if he and Shaw have spoken, to which he replied: “no comment.”

Asked specifically if he or anyone on UW’s staff saw Stanford defensive line coach Randy Hart signal for his players to fake injuries, Sarkisian reiterated: “I’m done with the subject.”

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  1. Husky75 says:

    For being a coach at academically elite Stanford, Mr. Shaw sure has a bad memory. Was he not an assistant at Stanford under Harbaugh when they faked injuries at Oregon? (I saw the video clip and there is NO doubt) Take a look at the replay and judge for yourself if Stanford players were not stalling due to “injuries” and then run back , yes run back out onto the field for the next play.

    As for the so called “indisputable” evidence that Kevin Smith did not make the catch on 4th down…Shaw stated that the play happened right in front of him and he thought it was a catch….now he is convinced otherwise…How can anyone believe anything he has to say? Give me a break about his righteous indignation!

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