ND-Stanford rivalry marked by respect, excellence

AP photoStanford coach David Shaw brings a 3-2 record against Notre Dame and deep respect for the university into Saturday's game at Notre Dame Stadium.

Their hometowns are separated by 3,000 miles, their schools by 2,000 miles, their ages by 10 years and their experience as head coaches by two decades.

Other than a few criss-crossed recruiting trips, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Stanford’s David Shaw share little in common. Yet, in terms of university mission statements, football success and academic achievement, these two fine head coaches couldn’t be more similar.

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