Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Giants to name Shula offensive coordinator

Giants to name Shula offensive coordinator

Mike Shula, who spent the past five seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Panthers (which included a run to Super Bowl 50), will be named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Giants, a source confirmed to Newsday on Tuesday.

Fired by the Carolina Panthers from his position as the NFL team's offensive coordinator on January 9, Mike Shula is returning to the league in the same position with the New York Giants. Bevell fits ownership's mandate of an experienced coach who previously worked with quarterbacks.

Shula spent seven seasons total with the Panthers, working his first two in 2011-12 as the team's quarterbacks coach. The 52-year-old Shula has been in coaching for 30 years, most recently serving as the Panthers' offensive coordinator.

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New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur will look to the son of a Miami Dolphins legend to fill a key position on his coaching staff. The Eagles also reportedly prevented the Texans from interviewing Joe Douglas, VP of Player Personnel, a year after Philadelphia blocked the Jets from interviewing John DeFillippo for its open offensive coordinator job. Goodwin's specialty is the offensive line and the Giants had a patchwork o-line in 2017 because of injury and shoddy play. He also played quarterback for Alabama in the 1980s. But he has never juggled both roles at the same time. Shurmur was more likely eying others, and hinted at his introductory news conference in mid-January that some of those candidates were "not now available" due to their involvement with playoff teams. The longest-tenured coach on the Vikings, he started as Brad Childress' office assistant in 2006 and worked his way up to quarterbacks coach.

Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich is considered one of football's best young offensive minds. At the same time, Yurcich may not be inclined to leave the collegiate ranks at this time. 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. Find our Giants coverage on Facebook.

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