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University of Alabama Announces Change In Football Staff



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore announced today that Mike Shula will not be retained as its head football coach. Shula led the Crimson Tide to a 26-23 record overall in his four seasons (2003-06) as head coach.

Shula, who was named the 26th head football coach in UA history on May 9, 2003, led Alabama to a 6-6 record this season. The Crimson Tide is bowl-eligible this season, but it has not been determined if the team will receive an invitation to a post-season bowl game.

UA assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Joe Kines will assume the role of interim head coach.

A news conference will be held today at 2 p.m. CST in the Naylor Stone Media Room.

This news conference is not open to the public.