David Shaw begins spring practice with reorganized coaching staff
Posted by: Pete Roussel on February 24, 2013
Just fifty-five days ago, Stanford won the Rose Bowl.
Since then, offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton departed for the same position with the Indianapolis Colts and last week, tackles / tight ends coach Ron Crook opted to join the West Virginia staff. In addition, offensive quality control assistant Aaron Moorhead accepted the wide receivers job at Virginia Tech.
On Monday, David Shaw (40) will begin spring practice in Palo Alto. Shaw, 23-4 in two years as head coach, received a new long-term contract earlier this off-season.
With the departure of Hamilton, Shaw has already promoted offensive line coach Mike Bloomgren to offensive coordinator, while Mike Sanford Jr. has shifted from running backs to quarterbacks / wide receivers coach.
Graduate assistant Tavita Pritchard, a former Stanford player, has been elevated to running backs coach.
Shaw has yet to name a replacement for Crook. Morgan Turner, who served as an offensive quality control assistant in 2012 may have interest in the job. Turner recently left Palo Alto to join the FIU staff under his father, Ron. At FIU, Turner will coach the offensive tackles and tight ends.
Moorhead is set to earn $150,000 at Virginia Tech.
Shaw, however, could go a number of different routes with the open position, although it's unlikely that Stanford would move forward without a full-time coach developing the tight ends.
Here's a look at the 2013 schedule:
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