One name being floated as Florida’s new offensive coordinator is former Alabama head coach Mike Shula. Shula is currently is the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers where he is working with their rookie star Cam Newton.
Mike Shula is a “name” but he is not a top coach. As Alabama’s head coach Shula went 26-24 and the Tide finished 97th, 66th and 62nd in total offense during Shula’s last three seasons.
In his one stint as an offensive coordinator with the the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 through 1999 Shula was unimpressive. During his time in Tampa, the Bucs finished no higher than 22nd in total offense. During Shula’s last season Tampa finished 28th overall and 30th in passing offense during the ’99 season.
Nothing that Shula has done either as an offensive coordinator or head coach indicates that he is good enough to be a successful offensive coordinator at Florida. Hiring him would be a massive mistake by Muschamp.
Instead of Shula, the Florida coach needs to hire a proven coordinator with a successful track record. The best one is Todd Monken from Oklahoma State. The Cowboys were in national championship contention all season and were third in the FBS in total offense.
A second choice would be Texas co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite was on a staff with Muschamp for three years.
Who do you think that Florida should hire as their new offensive coordinator?
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