After spending five years in Charlotte, Mike Shula is headed to the Big Apple to try and squeeze the last bit of talent out of Eli Manning.
The former Panthers offensive coordinator is taking over the same role in New York, as well as quarterbacks coach duties for the Giants, according to NFL Media’s Kimberly Jones and Ian Rapoport. Shula will work under Pat Shurmur, who the team recently named head coach. Shurmur is expected to call the plays next season, not Shula.
Of course, Shula is most known in Alabama for being the head coach of the Crimson Tide. He also played quarterback for Alabama in the 1980s.
While his run as Alabama coach was disappointing, he helped build a roster full of talent that Nick Saban eventually inherited and quickly built into an SEC contender in his second season in Tuscaloosa. Later in his coaching career, Shula would help Cam Newton win NFL MVP in 2015 as the Panthers advanced all the way to the Super Bowl that season before losing to Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Now Shula will once again have the opportunity to rehab his coaching career with another NFL franchise and a talented quarterback hoping to get a few more years out of his aging arm.