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Former Stanford coach David Shaw interviews with Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers announced on Thursday that they had conducted an interview with former Stanford head football coach David Shaw.

The development comes in the midst of a coaching search in which Jim Harbaugh is considered the favorite to become the Chargers’ new head coach, replacing Brandon Staley.

Chargers Wire has more details on Jim Harbaugh:

““The Chargers meeting as far as I’ve heard went well,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said. “They formally interviewed yesterday. The Chargers have not really been shy about their interest in [Harbaugh], it is real, it’s legitimate. I believe Harbaugh has a mutual interest as well. The chance with that quarterback, Justin Herbert, to make something happen.”

One wonders how serious the Chargers’ level of interest is in Shaw. It could merely be that the Chargers interviewed Shaw to satisfy their Rooney Rule requirement of talking to a minority candidate. However, until Harbaugh agrees to coach the Chargers, we are left to speculate about how many candidates are in play for this job and, for that matter, the several other NFL head coaching jobs which remain open while the playoffs continue.

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