STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford coach David Shaw fired back at Washington's Steve Sarkisian over allegations that the Cardinal faked injuries in its 31-28 win against Washington on Saturday, even going as far to call the Huskies coach "unprofessional."
"We don't fake injuries. We never have and never will," Shaw said Tuesday. "I don't care what Steve Sarkisian thinks he saw."
He first made the comments on the Pac-12 teleconference, then repeated them with local media about 45 minutes later. They came in response to Sarkisian's accusations, which came during a post game radio interview.
"Their defensive-line coach (Randy Hart) was telling them to sit down, Sarkisian said on KJR 950-AM. "I guess that's how we play here at Stanford, so we'll have to prepare for that next time."
Hart spent 21 seasons at Washington beginning in 1988 and has coached college football every year since 1970, including the last four seasons at Stanford. Hart's departure from Washington coincided with the arrival of Sarkisian.