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New York Giants hire Mike Shula as offensive coordinator

14 February 2018

Former Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Mike Shula is expected to join the New York Giants as an offensive coordinator. Shula was promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator after Gettleman was hired as the Panthers' general manager in 2013.

Two potential candidates have a connection to general manager Dave Gettleman from his days with the Carolina Panthers: Mike Shula and Ken Dorsey.

During Shula's five seasons as offensive coordinator, the Panthers won the NFC South three times, went to the playoffs four times, won the conference championship once and posted a 51-28-1 regular-season record.

Shurmur's staff finally appears to be complete after the search for an offensive coordinator took some twists and turns. The Vikings denied a request by the Giants to interview Stefanski for their offensive coordinator opening, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday.

In New York, Shula will look to upgrade the Giants' ground game which has been among the least effective in the league for the past few years. Bevell fits ownership's mandate of an experienced coach who previously worked with quarterbacks.

Shula has plenty of coaching experience, beginning has career as an offensive assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1988. He was their offensive coordinator from 1996-99 and served as the quarterbacks coach of the Dolphins from 2000-02 and Jaguars from 2007-10. Shurmur hired James Bettcher, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals, as his defensive coordinator. Staley is also reportedly still under contract with the Eagles. He could be persuaded to make to the jump to the National Football League after spending five seasons with the Cowboys. They should not hire an offensive coordinator just to fill the position. The Giants have gotten in trouble for inserting the wrong man in the wrong job. Please like and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

New York Giants hire Mike Shula as offensive coordinator