November 28, 2006

Robert Marve reacts to Shula firing

Rivals250 quarterback Robert Marve has been committed to Alabama since this summer when he earned an offer from Mike Shula at the Tide's one-day camp. However, with the firing of Coach Shula this week the most often asked question surrounding Alabama recruiting has been what was the reaction of the Tampa standout.

"I was surprised that Coach Shula was fired but thought it was the best thing they could do. I had a strong relationship with Coach Shula, so this makes a big difference for me. We just got along really well and I appreciated him so this has a big affect on me," Marve said. "But at the same time I really loved the campus at Alabama and the people when I was there. I think a lot of Alabama, the fans and the football tradition so while this hurts them it doesn't mean I'm not going there. Also, I feel that I can compete for playing time at Alabama and that still works in their favor.

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