November 18, 2006

Talk will be about Shula for the time being

Great football players and memorable seasons have always gone hand in hand at the University of Alabama.

And that's bad news for Mike Shula, whose record against Auburn now stands at 0-4. Shula's fourth season at the helm won't be remembered for what his players accomplished on the field.

Instead, Tide fans who dabble in self-torture won't be able to move past their coach when reflecting on the 2006 campaign.

Oddly enough, though, it's not the Tide's lackluster win total that has Shula feeling the heat. It's the uninspired performances in games against non-conference fodder combined with long stretches of indecision and questionable judgment that have fans jumping from Shula's boat.


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