"Yes, there's no question about it - I want that to happen," Shula told The Associated Press. "I am proud of my record and my teams and the things they have accomplished, but this is a new era, a new team, a new quarterback (with) new coaches. ... I'm always rooting for my son. I wouldn't want it to be any other way. I want him to be the best that he can be."
"When Bob went down, Earl stepped in like nothing happened, and we just won all the games," Shula said in a 2007 interview.