Mike Shula reportedly has landed a new job in the NFL.
On Tuesday, NFL Media’s Kimberly Jones reported that the New York Giants will hire the former Alabama coach as the franchise’s offensive coordinator. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport added that Shula will coach quarterbacks for New York in the new role.
Shula, 52, served as the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator from 2013-17, before he was fired in January following Carolina’s loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFL playoffs. He had been with the Panthers since 2011, and he worked as Carolina’s quarterbacks coach for two seasons before becoming the team’s offensive coordinator.
New York is starting a new era under coach Pat Shurmur, who was hired in January to replace Ben McAdoo. The Giants were dreadful last season, finishing 3-13.
Shula went 26-23 as Alabama’s coach from 2003-06. His time in Tuscaloosa included two bowl appearances, with him leading the Crimson Tide to the Music City Bowl in the 2004 season and the Cotton Bowl during the 2005 campaign. He produced just one season with more than six victories, with Alabama finishing 10-2 in 2005.
Shula will be tasked with reviving a Giants offense that features former Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning and former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.