Report: Prominent Miami Booster Wants Mike Shula to Be Next Hurricanes Coach
Former Alabama head coach Mike Shula could be working his way back towards another head coaching job soon after a successful run as an NFL coordinator.
Gridiron Now reports that prominent Miami booster Paul DiMare might be favoring the Miami native as the next head coach of the Hurricanes. The hire would make a lot of sense geographically. Shula played high school football in Miami, and his father was a legendary head coach for the Dolphins.
Whether or not Shula would consider the position, the 50-year-old could become a name to watch for the numerous coaching vacancies at the college football level. Since he left Alabama in 2007, Shula has worked his way back up from quarterbacks coach at Jacksonville (2007-2010) and Carolina (2011-2012) to offensive coordinator for the undefeated Panthers.
He's helped develop quarterback Cam Newton and has guided Carolina to the fourth-highest scoring average in 2015.
His only head coaching stop came in Tuscaloosa, the same school he played for in the 1980s. Taking over a program hammered by NCAA sanctions and coaching changes, Shula led Alabama to a 26-23 record over four seasons.