LOS ANGELES -- Stanford coach David Shaw said Thursday he had "no issues" with renewing the series against San Jose State and playing the Spartans at Levi's Stadium.

Shaw's comments came in response to the news, courtesy of SJSU coach Ron Caragher, that the schools have engaged in preliminary discussions about playing at the 49ers' new facility in Santa Clara.

Stanford and San Jose State have met 67 times but are not scheduled to play in the future because of conflicting interests.

The Spartans want home games against Stanford, while the Cardinal sees little benefit to visiting Spartan Stadium.

Three of the previous matchups have been played at SJSU.

"I never wanted to stop the series,'' Shaw said. I hope we get back to it."

He declined to characterize the nature of the discussions.

"It's an administrative decision, it's a financial decision, and if it works out it would be phenomenal for the Bay Area,'' he said.

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