NCAAF: Reports: Jason Garrett a finalist for Stanford opening

Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is a finalist for the Stanford head coaching vacancy, The Athletic first reported followed by ESPN on Thursday.

Sacramento State head coach Troy Taylor is another finalist, per the reports. A decision is expected in the coming days.

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Garrett, 56, currently an analyst for NBC Sports’ “Sunday Night Football” telecast, went 85-67 in 9 1/2 seasons as the Cowboys’ head coach from 2010-19. He went on to become offensive coordinator for the New York Giants for two seasons, 2020-21.

Taylor, 54, has led Sacramento State to a 12-0 record and a spot in the FCS (Division I-AA) quarterfinals on Friday. He’s a two-time Big Sky Coach of the Year.

David Shaw resigned after 12 seasons at the helm at Stanford, hours after the Cardinal’s final game of the season. Shaw had a 96-54 record after succeeding Jim Harbaugh prior to the 2011 season.

Among coaches who talked to Stanford about the opening but are no longer in the running are former BYU and Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall, Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman and former Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio.

–Field Level Media

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