ESPN reports this morning that AD Mal Moore dismissed coach Shula late last night. My response? BIG MISTAKE! I know he’s 0-4 against Auburn and finished 6-6 this season but come on! He just came off a 10-2 season last year!
Ok, ok, I know that his combined record against Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, LSU, and UT is only 2-15 (yikes), 3-15 against SEC teams with winning records, 4-13 against nationally ranked teams, and is 0-19 in 4th quarter comebacks…but still. I think, given the circumstances, he’s done a hell of a job. He took over a young, hurt, and talent depleted team in their last year under the NCAA death penalty AFTER spring practice and after one coach was fired due to scandal and the next one walked out quick.
He’s definitely had some coaching struggles, himself and those around him, but given the circumstances, I think he’s done ok–not great–but ok. Definitely not poorly enough to lose his job.
Sorry Shula. I liked ya man. Want to come help me coach my little league NFL flag football team in Mt. Juliet, TN?