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Steve Sarkisian, David Shaw say they're beyond last year's dispute

Stanford Coach David Shaw says there is no animosity between he and USC Coach Steve Sarkisian

Stanford Coach David Shaw said Tuesday there is "no animosity whatsoever" between he and now-USC Coach Steve Sarkisian.

Last season Sarkisian, then at Washington, accused Stanford of faking injuries to slow down his team's up-tempo offense.

Stanford won the game, 31-28.

"We never talked about it again," Shaw said on the Pac-12 coaches' weekly teleconference. "It was over. It was in the past."

Shaw said he and Sarkisian have spoken at various Pac-12 functions during the off-season without broaching the sensitive topic.

"We had a disagreement in the heat of the moment," Sarkisian said on the Pac-12 coaches' call. "Both of us have moved on.... We haven't spoken on it, I think our relationship is fine. We've moved on."

Last year, Shaw took offense to Sarkisian's allegations, saying "we don't fake injuries, we never have and we never will. I don't condone it. I don't teach it. I don't allow it."

It's an issue this week because USC is taking its new up-tempo scheme to Stanford for a critical game on the Pac-12 schedule.

USC ran a Pac-12 record 105 plays last week in its opening win against Fresno State.

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