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Alabama fires Shula, names Kines interim coach

Updated: November 28, 2006, 9:50 PM ET
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Long famed for titles, bowls and Bear Bryant, Alabama is gaining a reputation for something far less complimentary: coaching turnover and turmoil.

Ivan Maisel: Ebbing Tide

Shula took an impossible job, replacing a scandalized Mike Price in May 2003. He went 26-23 while trying to rebuild a roster depleted by NCAA penalties. Shula, hired by Alabama despite his lack of head coaching experience, didn't learn quickly enough to suit his employer. He couldn't ...

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