This has been floating around over the weekend that Mack Brown will be hiring Randy Shannon as defensive coordinator and he will become the new head coach in in waiting at Texas since Will Muschamps took his talents to Gainesville.
According to 2 Live Crew great Luther Campbell it is already a done deal.
Is Uncle Luke just speculating or does he have real insider information? It would make logical sense since Shannon was a great defensive coordinator with Miami before he became the Head Coach.
According to the Dallas Morning News Shannon is just a candidate and nothing is set in stone:
Upon further review, you can tap the brakes on speculation about Randy Shannon being named Texas’ next defensive coordinator in the immediate future. But keep him on the short list of candidates, because he’s clearly interested in Texas. The question is whether the interest is mutual.
After lots of buzz earlier today on Austin-based radio stations and internet sites about Shannon being in town and headed to campus for an interview, it turns out that the private plane from Miami to Austin thought to be carrying Shannon had a different passenger.
So there was no interview with coach Mack Brown . And it is unclear when Brown will name a successor to Will Muschamp, Texas’ former defensive coordinator who was named Saturday night as the new head football coach at Florida, replacing Urban Meyer.
Shortly after Florida’s announcement about Muschamp’s hiring, Shannon apparently backed out of discussions with Kentucky — which was prepared to name him as the Wildcats’ new defensive coordinator — and contacted Brown to express interest in the vacancy in Austin, based on published reports.
I think it would be a good move for Shannon and a better move for Texas. Considering the disastrous season the Longhorns just had they could use some positive press.
Some people think Shannon was railroaded by Miami, I think he should have gotten one more year, but simply put he didn’t get enough wins. He clean up the program off the field, but the on the field product didn’t match up. Unfortunately in big time college athletics wins are more important than diplomas and Shannon found that out the hard way.