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Alabama Hires Shula

May 09, 2003|From Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Mike Shula became the latest Alabama football coach Thursday, agreeing to terms on a six-year contract worth $900,000 per year, Athletic Director Mal Moore announced.

The former Crimson Tide quarterback replaces Mike Price, who was fired Saturday for off-the-field behavior before coaching his first game.

Shula has spent 15 years as an NFL assistant, including the last three as the Miami Dolphins' quarterbacks coach. He has no experience as a head coach or on a college staff, but did have two huge factors in his favor: impeccable bloodlines and ties to the Alabama program.

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