After hiring three Mike's in a row, I was glad that Coach Saban was not another.
We didn't exactly thrive under the last three Mikes... I will make an allowance for CMS.
Coach Shula took our job when the top candidates didn't even want to visit Tuscaloosa.
The years of probation were tough, and Mike Shula stepped up when we needed a coach.
He made a number of 'Rookie' mistakes, and was eventually let go.
Mike did get us thru the bulk of our 'Probation Years'...
OJT is a tough way to learn in the SEC, and everyone was gunning for us while we were down.
Over time I've come to judge Coach Shula a little more generously.