Mike Shula’s two-year run as offensive coordinator of the NFL’s New York Giants is over.
The former University of Alabama football coach has not been retained by the Giants’ new coach, Joe Judge.
Multiple online sites have linked Shula’s name to an opening on the Denver Broncos’ coaching staff. Pat Shurmur, who hired Shula in New York, is now the offensive coordinator in Denver and reports have speculated that Shula could become the Broncos’ quarterbacks coach.
Shula is the son of Don Shula, the NFL’s all-time winningest coach. He played college ball at UA, quarterbacking the Tide from 1983-1986.
The 54-year-old began his NFL coaching career in 1988 at Tampa Bay as an assistant for former UA coach Ray Perkins. He’s also served on NFL coaching staffs in Chicago, Miami, Jacksonville and Carolina, where he coached former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.
He coached at UA from 2003-06, compiling a 26-23 record before he was fired,
Shula has been replaced on the Giants’ staff by ex-Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.
Garrett has ties to the coach who followed Shula at UA, Nick Saban. Garrett was Saban’s quarterbacks coach in 2005 when Saban coached the Miami Dolphins.
Judge also has Saban ties, serving as special teams coordinator at UA from 2009-11.