David Shaw: Computers’ view of Stanford in BCS rankings makes no sense

Stanford coach David Shaw joined the show to talk about his season, the BCS and Andrew Luck.

Shaw has been critical of the BCS and how the system has put Stanford behind other teams with the same record. “Week after week, I’d hear from people that the computers don’t like Stanford,” Shaw said. “That makes no sense that a computer cannot like a team.”

Shaw pointed out the Pac-12 has had a very good recent history in bowl games¬† — “which to me points out were one of the stronger conferences in the country.”

Shaw said that he doesn’t understand the disrespect his team gets. “The bottom line is Stanford should have as much cache as any other [team] in the football world,” Shaw said.

Shaw had high praise for Luck and his ability to call plays. “This is Terry Bradshaw,” Shaw said. “This is the guys back in the 1970. Here’ a guy who reads it and decides what to do. Our guy does not turn to the sideline to look for the next play.”

Shaw said that he doesn’t think there’s a chance Luck, a redshirt junior, will return to Stanford — unless he kidnaps him until the draft is done. Shaw did say, however, that he can’t get Luck to shave or slide when he’s running.

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