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 Garrard.

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.