Panthers hire Jaguars’ Shula as QBs coach

The Panthers have hired Mike Shula as quarterbacks coach, a key

position as Carolina tries to turn around the NFL’s worst offense

under new coach Ron Rivera.

The 45-year-old son of former Miami coach Don Shula was hired on

Friday. He spent the past four seasons as QBs coach with the

Jacksonville Jaguars, where he oversaw the development of David


Before that, the former Alabama QB was the head coach at his

alma mater, going 26-23 in four seasons.

Shula will be charged with developing a reliable QB after the

struggles of Matt Moore and Jimmy Clausen this season. The Panthers

ranked last in points and yards per game, with the rookie Clausen

going 1-9 as a starter with a league-worst 58.4 passer rating and

no touchdown passes to a wide receiver.