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October 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Stanford’s Shaw says UW’s Sarkisian ‘crossed the line’ with fake-injury accusation

UW's Steve Sarkisian meets Stanford coach David Shaw at midfield following the Huskies' 31-28 loss to the Cardinal on Saturday. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

UW’s Steve Sarkisian meets Stanford coach David Shaw at midfield following the Huskies’ 31-28 loss to the Cardinal on Saturday. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

From The Times’ Bud Withers:

Stanford football coach David Shaw lashed out at Washington coach Steve Sarkisian on Tuesday during the weekly Pac-12 coaches conference call, saying the Cardinal didn’t fake injuries in Saturday night’s 31-28 win over Washington.

Shaw asked to make a statement at the start of the call and said in part, “We don’t fake injuries. We never have and never will. I don’t care what Steve Sarkisian thinks he saw.”

Shaw said he believed Sarkisian’s comments, calling out longtime former Washington assistant and current Stanford aide Randy Hart, were “unprofessional.”

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Shaw then spoke to reporters at Stanford after the call, adding: “I’m not even angry at Steve. Just think he crossed the line. Could see him tomorrow and say hi. But I’m going to defend what we do.”

An hour later, Sarkisian joined The Brock and Danny Show on 710-AM, and then made his weekly appearance on the Pac-12 call.

“We saw what we saw, and we’ll leave it at that,” Sarkisian said on the conference call. “I think two reasonable people can disagree on something and move forward.”

When I had asked Sarkisian on Monday if he would pursue the issue with the Pac-12, he said, “There’s nothing we can do.” Asked a similar question on the conference call, he said, “I’m done with the subject.”

Sarkisian had “no comment” when asked if he had spoken with Shaw since Saturday night.

Jim Harbaugh was the Stanford head coach when this happened, by the way:

And Shaw was referring to this incident with Cal against Oregon in 2010. (Then-Cal assistant Tosh Lupoi, now on the UW staff, was later suspended one game for instructing Cal players to take a dive.)

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