Former Alabama coach Mike Shula lands new NFL job
For the past 2 seasons, Pat Shurmur has been the head coach of the New York Giants, and he had Mike Shula under him as his offensive coordinator.
Shula coached Alabama from 2003 to 2006 (before the Crimson Tide hired Nick Saban) before moving back into the NFL ranks in 2007. He’s been an NFL assistant ever since, spending time with the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Giants.
Now, he’ll once again work under Shurmur. Shurmur is now the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos, and on Tuesday, it was announced that Shula had been hired as the team’s QB coach.
Head coach Vic Fangio said Shula’s track record with quarterbacks made him an attractive hire (via DenverBroncos.com):
“Mike is a well-respected coach around the league, especially when it comes to developing quarterbacks,” Head Coach Vic Fangio said. “The familiarity he has with [Offensive Coordinator] Pat [Shurmur] is an added bonus, but what’s most impressive is Mike’s proven track record coaching quarterbacks at many different stages of their careers. We’re fortunate to add someone with his depth of experience, coaching ability and unique perspective to our staff.”
Clearly, Shurmur and Shula enjoy working together, so we’ll see what they can do with young Broncos QB Drew Lock (a former Mizzou star) in 2020 and beyond.