November 27, 2006

Mike Shula is out at Alabama

According to a source within the football department, Mike Shula will not return to coach the Crimson Tide in 2007.

Shula notified his coaching staff following a team meeting Sunday night that athletic director Mal Moore had decided to move in another direction.

The source said Shula had little to no contact with UA president Robert Witt during the evaluation process that began following the Tide's loss to Auburn on Nov. 18.

Shula compiled a 26-23 record in four seasons at Alabama.

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