Shaw on Rose Bowl: 'This is where you want to be'
David Shaw sits down with Scott Reiss to talk about the Rose Bowl.
Shot not the national coach of the year but he is the pac twelve coach of the year twice running and certainly that's worth some cash and some job security. Well he now has both agreeing to a long term contract extension terms of which. Were not disclosed. This is not a stopped -- -- job for me. Regardless of whatever but the rumors were swirling around about potential NFL things going on. I love and your staff for them stiff man. My family loves it here wind blows in here and we wanted to hear from time. I show us 22 and four and two seasons as head coach good for an 846. Win percentage that puts him second on the all time cardinal list behind. The immortal Floyd cede ground -- course is set to leave the cardinal in their third BCS bowl game in three years I sat down with the coach. -- game. These first two BCS bowls one as an assistant of course last year as a head coach. It's pretty straightforward that team that plays the best for sixty plus minutes when the game. Tennis at the simplest thing to say but just to manage emotions. Because them as a you know it's gonna be the environment greens. All kinds of things going on. But the thing that keeps his head down and finishes the game finishes every play finish is every drive this is the game is in the once or -- great. Yes -- great buzz in the Rose Bowl this is that. Conference championship means the granddaddy of them all what does been getting back into this game mean to this Stanford program. And her -- means everything. But certainly created does because this is the goal you know this is where you wanna be at -- -- here. This is the longest running it's the biggest -- is the one that everybody. Knows the name is never changed the venue was never changed it's always been the Rose Bowl Pasadena with. With what our conference champion going out and play -- what's the dynamic like having this entire month to prepare for one football so the Oscars. So about scheduling and it's about being Smart at the beginning because one thing we can't do issue of January 1 worn out. Which of January 1 and are at our best physically mentally and emotionally. So early on we have Lewis who practices that have nothing that was -- that just keep us going out there. Didn't get their legs back with Smart executing offense defense special teams. As time goes on will have less of the young guys go and we're the only Briscoe will start off with a lot of the invested a lot of reps match up. -- Cali vs physics calorie this is great old school football pac twelve vs Big Ten. When you watch Wisconsin put up seventy against Nebraska that Big Ten championship game what jumps out at you what concerns. What some sciences. Mindful. He looks great he's going and he's quick and explosive that has great vision and Watson Watson. They see about 45 runs were looks like the same does not have fit two more guys that they throughout. The bottom line is. They're big they're physical they do a great job combination blocking. It is great job a lot and they give a run that the opportunity to get to do last week so that's all we've talked -- How differently do you coach in a bowl game in the BCS bowl game in terms of the playbook in terms of more creative maybe opening up the playbook do you do you change your mindset for a one game like this. I don't believe so I don't believe so because when you start to take the game out of players' hands. And you know when you turn out coached the other coach. You know out which you know team. There are things that we've become good -- And that's what where you have the the last Rose -- to I was and I lesson on TV on the edge of my seat came down the last of this. Is there any you know it as it as an alarm and a guy who obviously was emotionally tied into the last time around when they played Wisconsin -- is there any. Kind of glad we get another shot at them kind of not at all not at all. There is just just so happens is these two teams again there's no carry over and some of these guys are great school with that are born there. The bottom line is both teams -- right to be this big huge game has been.