Shula and Nutt are unique leaders

Mike Shula is proving himself under trying circumstances, while Houston Nutt has already shown tremendous leadership.

Originally Published: September 25, 2003
By Bill Curry | Special to ESPN.com

I always thought Mike Shula would become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. That may yet be the case, but not until he has had a long, successful run as the coach of his alma mater, Alabama. He has the stuff to do it and the administration to back him while he learns what he must learn.

This Saturday will be one of the moments of truth in the Shula maturation process.

It is safe to say that no one has ever assumed the position of head football coach at an elite university under the ...

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