Fire Mike Shula Now (Part 6)
It's time for Mike Shula to go. (Yes, I know I've said it before, but he keeps on proving it again and again.)
What we saw today against Auburn was EXACTLY what we're going to get as long as he's the coach. We're going to be a lethal combination of clueless and gutless on the goal line. We're going to keep trying to run the ball up the middle when we've already proved we can't. We're going to be horrible at clock management and time out use. We're going to lose to our main opponents. (Shula is 0-4 against Auburn and LSU!) And most disheartening of all....
We've now trailed 19 times entering the fourth quarter in Shula's four years as coach. We have yet to win one of those games. Stop and read that again. Never. Not once. No comebacks! And that doesn't even tell the whole story. You see it gets worse--we lose when we are ahead. In fact, four of our six losses this year have come in games in which we had a lead in the second half.
And that's why Mike Shula needs to go. He can't coach his team to hold a lead...and he can't coach his team to comeback when the other team has one. The pride and poise and character and conditioning that once carried Alabama to many memorable come-from-behind wins...including the ones Shula QBed, like the 85 Iron Bowl, are not there now. That comes down to coaching. And that's why if Bama wants to win, it's time (past time) to fire Mike Shula.