Randy Shannon was supposed to be the coach that brought the swagger back to The U.
He was a former Hurricane player and on staff during the dynasty years. His time as Miami’s coach could be described as a little bit better than average, and unfortunately, that may not be good enough for him to keep his job.
Here are the details:
CaneSport.com, the Miami affiliated Rivals site, is reporting Miami head coach Randy Shannon has been fired. The report follows rumors of a late-night meeting in Miami between president Don Shalala and advisors to determine the future of the football program and Shannon.
Citing multiple sources, CaneSport said word that Shannon was ousted was slowly spreading in Coral Gables and that players were upset with the decision.
Shannon has compiled a 28-22 record, including a 16-16 mark in the ACC in four years as head coach of the Hurricanes.
Some were predicting a BCS berth for the ‘Canes this year, but it was another middle of the road campaign. Shannon was very popular with the players, but that didn’t translate on the field.
Is four years long enough to turn around a program that was down in the dumps?
That is hard to say, but Miami is still one of the glamorous jobs in college sports—so if Shannon is out, look for some big names to pop up in consideration for the job.