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DAVID SHAW
STEWART MANDEL
August 22, 2012
ON LIFE WITHOUT LUCK, AND THINKING LONG TERM
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August 22, 2012

David Shaw

ON LIFE WITHOUT LUCK, AND THINKING LONG TERM

SI: How does Stanford deal with life after Andrew Luck?

DS: At the first meeting for this team, I told the guys that the quarterback position is going to get a lot of attention, but it's not going to be because of anybody in this room. They all kind of laughed.

SI: Does it give them extra motivation?

DS: There is a sense amongst our team that people will want to discount us because Andrew's not here. ... Without that being our sole purpose, to prove people wrong is an added thing [to our message of], Hey, we're a good football team.

SI: How do the two quarterbacks compare?

DS: Brett [Nottingham] has got a little stronger arm, Josh [Nunes] maybe anticipates a little bit better, but they kind of balance each other out. They're pretty even.

SI: How will you decide who gets the job?

DS: These guys are talented and they can throw the ball. That's a given. The guy that makes the best decisions is the guy that's going to play the position.

SI: YOU SIGNED A TOP 5 RECRUITING CLASS. HOW MUCH IMPACT WILL THOSE GUYS HAVE THIS FALL?

DS: PHYSICALLY, ATHLETICALLY, THEY'RE A SPECIAL GROUP. WE WON'T DOWNPLAY IT. OUR EXPECTATIONS ARE HIGH.

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