Stanford's David Shaw said Tuesday that his disagreement with USC coach Steve Sarkisian is a thing of the past, with "no animosity whatsoever."
Shaw and Sarkisian will face each other Saturday for the first time since Sarkisian, who coached Washington last season, accused the Cardinal of faking injuries to slow down UW's no-huddle offense.
"We never talked about it again,'' said Shaw, who added that he and Sarkisian had breakfast together at offseason events. "It was over. It was in the past."
Following Washington's 31-28 loss to Stanford, Sarkisian told KJR radio in Seattle:
"Their defensive line coach (Randy Hart) was telling them to sit down. I guess that's how we play here at Stanford, so we'll have to prepare for that next time. At some point, we'll get repaid for it. That never serves a purpose for us, and we'll never do that."
Shaw took exception to the comments.
"We don't fake injuries, we don't and we never will," Shaw said three days later, addressing the matter for the first time. "We don't condone it, we don't teach it, we don't allow it. We've never done it, and if we didn't do it against Oregon, why would we do it against Washington?"
But Sarkisian didn't back down.
"We saw what we saw, we'll leave it at that,'' he said when asked about Shaw's retort. "Two reasonable people can disagree on something and move forward."