Mike Shula has landed on his feet, as quarterbacks coach for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
Former Alabama coach Mike Shula was hired as the quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. Coach Jack Del Rio and Shula reached a deal at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., and the team expected a contract to be signed early next week.
Shula went 26-23 in four years at Alabama but was 0-8 against Southeastern Conference West rivals LSU and Auburn. The Tide finished 10-2 under Shula in 2005, but the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula was fired last November after the team went 6-6 during the regular season.
Shula had been a candidate for the head coaching job with the Miami Dolphins, but his father’s former team chose San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron to replace Nick Saban.
Shula was in over his head at Alabama, although he faced difficult circumstances. Not only did he take over one of the most prominent head coaching jobs in the country without the right seasoning, he did so in the worst possible situation. Not only was the team smack in the middle of stringent NCAA penalties but he was the third head coach in one offseason, after Dennis Franchione bolted for Texas A&M and Mike Price got caught in an embarrassing scandal with a stripper.
I’m glad both that the Tide has landed Nick Saban and that Shula has a chance to work his way back up the ladder.
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