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Stanford hires Shaw as head football coach
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STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford has hired offensive coordinator David Shaw to replace Jim Harbaugh as football coach.

The school will introduce Shaw at a news conference later today. The hiring was first reported by the San Jose Mercury News.

Shaw played at Stanford from 1991-94. He returned to the Cardinal as an assistant under Harbaugh in 2007 and has coached receivers, running backs and served as offensive coordinator during that time.

He takes over a team that finished No. 4 in the final AP poll after a 12-1 season and has Heisman Trophy runner-up Andrew Luck returning at quarterback.