"I have had a long professional relationship with coach Kines," Shula said "and certainly respect his abilities. Joe has been around the college game for a long time and he will be a valuable asset and sounding board for me.
"I appreciate him taking on these additional responsibilities."
He also serves as defensive coordinator and linebacker coach.
Kines, who joined the Tide in January, also worked at Alabama from 1985-86 when Shula was a Bama quarterback.