Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported Sunday that there is a great deal of interest in NFL circles for Stanford coach David Shaw.
However, La Canfora said it’s likely Shaw will remain at Stanford.
Citing league sources and “some close to the coach,” La Canfora said there is little to no chance he follows his predecessor, Jim Harbaugh, to the NFL.
Shaw has a solid NFL background, spending a year with the Philadelphia Eagles, four with the Oakland Raiders and four with the Baltimore Ravens as an assistant coach before joining Harbaugh’s staff at the University of San Diego and following Harbaugh to The Farm in 2007.
Shaw, a Stanford graduate who played wide receiver for the Cardinal from 1991-94 while also playing basketball and track, is 32-6 in three seasons at Stanford and has led the Cardinal to back-to-back Pac-12 Championship game appearances.
The Cardinal beat UCLA in the Pac-12 title game in 2012 and will play Arizona State this season. Stanford is 1-1 in bowl games under Shaw, losing to Oklahoma State in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl 41-38 and beating Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl last Jan. 1 by a 20-14 score.