I asked him the question. He gave me his answer. Randy Shannon said he wants stability with his coaching staff.
I know many of you have asked the questions -- will changes be made on this staff following this season? Shannon, who is still speaking during his press conference, basically just said he will not make any changes on this staff unless somebody decides to leave for another program. I'll have more after this press conference is over.
But basically he went at length about how important stability was to UM's success in the past. He said the coaching changes made the last three years affected players like quarterback Kyle Wright. He said when UM was at its best, it had the same staff together. Maybe he has a point. But for those of you wondering if defensive coordinator Tim Walton or offensive coordinator Patrick Nix are going to be doing something different next year, don't look for Shannon to make that change.
- As for the team, Shannon said Graig Cooper is expected to practice today. Shannon said Cooper will go "three-fourths."