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Bill Young bolts for Oklahoma State

The Miami Hurricanes are looking for a defensive coordinator -- again. As expected, Bill Young has left the program to join his alma mater Oklahoma State, the school's website announced moments ago. Young, 62, wasn't answering his phone Tuesday. Now, we know why. He was on his way to join the Cowboys.

Bill Young Young played defensive end and linebacker for OSU from 1965 to 1967. So, it's understandable why he left. And although there is a strong belief he might have bolted for what was reported as a $700,000 annual paycheck I was told that number was a little high. I was also told by a UM source Young was the second highest paid defensive coordinator in the ACC.

I know I was supposed to have a live chat with you today at 2 p.m., but I've been swamped following this story, the men's basketball team and more. I'll get to your questions by the end of the night and apologize for not getting to them earlier.

As for recruiting, don't expect Young's departure to affect it much, if at all. While opposing programs may try to paint a picture of instability, Young was hardly involved in the recruiting process with kids at all. In fact, I spoke to cornerback Prince Kent moments ago who told me he hadn't even met Young or spoken to him before. Kent will be one of four commitments and 10 recruits visiting UM this coming weekend.

"I'm for whatever coach Shannon does," Kent said. "I know he's going to lead our team in the right direction, no matter what's going on. He's going to keep the team focused. He's setting high goals and he knows what this team is capable of. I'm sure coach Young was a good guy. But he's not why I wanted to come to UM."

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WhatsItAllAbout, couldn't have said it better.

I love the scent of fear and panic here.

Butch Davis probably would not survive past '97 if we had the internet. Jimmy would have been dumped after Olivadotti (DefC after canned by Shula) sabotaged his first season.

First, we (those who actually attended the school, went to the game, and contributed financially) are a small private school. We have a limited budget that comes from tuition, grants, donations, and whatever tickets, TV rights, and merchandises we sell. The football program does make money, but federal law requires it to be share with All other sports. We don't have the money that UF, UT, ND, USC, or OSU have. We don't have an alumni base that would pay $50-100 per brick from the old stadium at Texas. We don't have someone like Dave Thomas (of Wendy' who gave millions to UF). We definitely don't have a T. Boone Pickens giving us $170+ millions like he did to OSU. Yet, our coaching salaries somehow have remained very competitive. Bill Young salaries here was reported to be 2nd in the ACC. His rumored package is ~700 at OSU while the highest paid coord in the country is ~500. So give the bean counters a break (send your checks, too).
Donna Shalala first responsibility is to the school and the education of its students, including its athlete. The vast majority of the football players, even team captains, do not make it to the pro. They need the education so they can go on with life after we are done with them. Most of these kids, and they are kids, can not afford to go to college and move out of their lower social economic class. Their parents and Shannon know that, and The U have up held their end with the top ten student-athlete graduation rate. I know a defensive player in the 2001 NC game who is now selling TV's in Dallas while going to Law School at night. Shalala is doing her job. Remember, the school can go on without football and their world renowned Business, Music, Law, and Medicine program would not miss a beat.

Second, assistant coaches don't stay too long. The coaching life is a revolving door. Everyone is going somewhere. The young hotshots want to be HC's and the old ones want to find places to retire. Look on ESPN and SI today and see how many coord changed job at big programs. Everybody are just looking out for themselves because they know that their bosses and fans have no loyalty to them either. How many places Young has been in the last 10 years? And now he gets more money to coach at his school near home? Who wouldn't do the same? And how is this Shannon fault?

Third,(take a deep breath) The U is not the coaching destination. They come here to build their names for the big payday at some State U with big alumni money or at the big show in the NFL. Let's see, deciding between going to S Fl with its fair weather fan or go golfing with some rich boosters at State U for 10G an event? Remember Schnellenberger, JJ, Erikson, Davis? So forget about Chud, Chow, and Tuberville because we can not afford them, this is step backward professionally for them, they have turned us down before, and even if they come, they will still takeoff after a few years anyway.
So we will do what we have always done. We don't panic, we don't feel sorry for ourselves, and we DON'T turn on our own. We take the no-name up-and-coming minds that want to join the family and be patient and supportive. Remember all the coaches that turned us down before we got JJ, Erikson, and Butch?

Lastly, we are very lucky because what we do have are great local talents that want to stay near home and a great recruiter. In college, it's all about talents. Mack Brown can't coach, but he can recruit; while Spurrier can coach, but he can't recruit. They both have one NC, but who is in a better situation? So if Shannon keep bringing in great talents for some smart and ambitious coaches to make a name for themselves, then we have a chance against the big money. He was hired late and missed out on good assistants in his first year. He fired two coaches for performance and another took a dream job, and all of the sudden these Dr Phil's are analyzing his personality. Give him the same chance as we gave Butch and make our judgments then.

Otherwise, be a fanboy and get on the Univ of Tebow lovewagon.

I love the scent of fear and panic here.

Butch Davis probably would not survive past '97 if we had the internet. Jimmy would have been dumped after Olivadotti (DefC after canned by Shula) sabotaged his first season.

First, we (those who actually attended the school, went to the game, and contributed financially) are a small private school. We have a limited budget that comes from tuition, grants, donations, and whatever tickets, TV rights, and merchandises we sell. The football program does make money, but federal law requires it to be share with All other sports. We don't have the money that UF, UT, ND, USC, or OSU have. We don't have an alumni base that would pay $50-100 per brick from the old stadium at Texas. We don't have someone like Dave Thomas (of Wendy' who gave millions to UF). We definitely don't have a T. Boone Pickens giving us $170+ millions like he did to OSU. Yet, our coaching salaries somehow have remained very competitive. Bill Young salaries here was reported to be 2nd in the ACC. His rumored package is ~700 at OSU while the highest paid coord in the country is ~500. So give the bean counters a break (send your checks, too).
Donna Shalala first responsibility is to the school and the education of its students, including its athlete. The vast majority of the football players, even team captains, do not make it to the pro. They need the education so they can go on with life after we are done with them. Most of these kids, and they are kids, can not afford to go to college and move out of their lower social economic class. Their parents and Shannon know that, and The U have up held their end with the top ten student-athlete graduation rate. I know a defensive player in the 2001 NC game who is now selling TV's in Dallas while going to Law School at night. Shalala is doing her job. Remember, the school can go on without football and their world renowned Business, Music, Law, and Medicine program would not miss a beat.

Second, assistant coaches don't stay too long. The coaching life is a revolving door. Everyone is going somewhere. The young hotshots want to be HC's and the old ones want to find places to retire. Look on ESPN and SI today and see how many coord changed job at big programs. Everybody are just looking out for themselves because they know that their bosses and fans have no loyalty to them either. How many places Young has been in the last 10 years? And now he gets more money to coach at his school near home? Who wouldn't do the same? And how is this Shannon fault?

Third,(take a deep breath) The U is not the coaching destination. They come here to build their names for the big payday at some State U with big alumni money or at the big show in the NFL. Let's see, deciding between going to S Fl with its fair weather fan or go golfing with some rich boosters at State U for 10G an event? Remember Schnellenberger, JJ, Erikson, Davis? So forget about Chud, Chow, and Tuberville because we can not afford them, this is step backward professionally for them, they have turned us down before, and even if they come, they will still takeoff after a few years anyway.
So we will do what we have always done. We don't panic, we don't feel sorry for ourselves, and we DON'T turn on our own. We take the no-name up-and-coming minds that want to join the family and be patient and supportive. Remember all the coaches that turned us down before we got JJ, Erikson, and Butch?

Lastly, we are very lucky because what we do have are great local talents that want to stay near home and a great recruiter. In college, it's all about talents. Mack Brown can't coach, but he can recruit; while Spurrier can coach, but he can't recruit. They both have one NC, but who is in a better situation? So if Shannon keep bringing in great talents for some smart and ambitious coaches to make a name for themselves, then we have a chance against the big money. He was hired late and missed out on good assistants in his first year. He fired two coaches for performance and another took a dream job, and all of the sudden these Dr Phil's are analyzing his personality. Give him the same chance as we gave Butch and make our judgments then.

Otherwise, be a fanboy and get on the Univ of Tebow lovewagon.

Give me Mike Archer (former UM player and coach and current NCST DC) or John Lovett (Defensive asst at UNC and former Auburn and Clemson DC who has ties to RS through Tubbs and Butch).

U are all a bunch of clowns. None of you can see whats right in front of your nose.

Hey Whatitallabout? All the cane fans rake the program over the coals. But when someone YOU perceive to be a fan of a different school comments, you go off on them. WAKE UP you moron. Any objective fan of the U can see that the wheels are coming off fast.

Fools that think this will all go away because UM is "building depth" need to quit listening to Randy's double speak immediately. UM has ALWAYS landed top recruits. ALWAYS ! Its just that now the staff is clueless about how to develop these kids.

U STILL haven't seen the bottom

Randy is a program killer

I agree with the REAL CANES FANS HERE! Remember the first article about this was that Young was torn. If Shannon was so bad, why would he be torn.

I think he was torn because it is an awesome opportunity for him to finish out his career at his alma mater, but he also could see where the Canes are headed and what the future held and wanted to be a part of it.

You cannot blame the guy for going home at age 62. As others have stated before, let's just calm down. Things are getting better and if you are real CANE FAN, you can see it too!

i can, you don't take this type of job for one year. he is a sell out. a stronger person with more integrity would had let ok st know that he could join them in a few years, but that this was not the right time b/c he had a job to finish. so much for that!

Ha Ha!!! Miami is such a joke of a program now. Ever since you left the Big East, you guys have been terrible.

No local support!!! Half empty stadiums!! No stadium of your own.

How many top teams play their home games on a baseball field??? What a joke.

If Randy Shannon was fired, there is not one team in the top 20 that would want him.

You want to be like USC, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, LSU. But you don't have the leader their to do that. You think those schools want to trade coaches with you!!! Ha

The U stinks!! Ha ha ha ha. Get ready for another .500 year.

One more think...ha ha ha. The U stinks!!!

Wow...I am sorry but the guy got a job offer for 700k at the start of a depression in this country. He would be an idiot not to leave U. At some taking care of your family is way more important then a few wins on the field. Congratulations Bill Young you made the right move. I wish you could have stayed but your families well being is more important. Good luck and thank you for all your effort. It sure felt like you gave it 110% while you where here and the players responded well to your coaching. This program is not in disarray. We will hire an excellent OC and then Shannon will take over the D and hire an excellent assistant DC. I have no worries. Go Canes!

Just read Willie Martinez's (DC at Georgia). He sounds like the best candidate for the job! FORMER CANE DB on the 83 Nat. Champ. Team! It would be a homecoming for him....RS....go get him!

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