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Shannon could take on role of DC again

We waited all afternoon to hear what Randy Shannon was going to say about losing his defensive coordinator. He released the following statement -- I consider the ending a bit eye-opening -- a few moments ago.

Randy Shannon “I appreciate Bill’s contributions to our football program and thank him for that," Shannon said. "I understand and respect Bill’s strong ties to his alma mater and his family’s ties to Oklahoma. I wish him and his wife, Lawana nothing but the best. I will be looking for the best possible defensive coordinator to replace him. If that candidate is not out there, those responsibilities will fall to me.”

Shannon told us when he first fired Tim Walton he preferred to find someone to coach the defense because being a head coach brought on too much responsibility. Now, it appears Shannon may be welcoming the idea.

As for Bill Young, this is what he said through UM's sports information department.

Bill_Young “I could not have worked for a finer man than Coach Shannon. It was a privilege to be associated with him and be part of an outstanding staff of coaches. Coach Shannon welcomed me and my family into the program from day one. I don’t think everyone realizes the caliber of kids that play at Miami. Not only are they great athletes but their character is what stands out the most and is something I will remember. The draw to go back home, be near family and coach at my alma mater was just too great to pass up."

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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).

Forgetting defense for a second, any of the offensive coordinators who are on he purported shortlist - Steve Logan, Mark Whipple, Chuck Long, etc. - are so far ahead of Patrick Nix (many have head coaching experience), Shannon may be able to pick the defense back up. Nevertheless, since he still seems to be learning how to be a head coach, it would be nice to pick up a real DC like a Willie Martinez.

Read between the lines folks...no one talks this nicely when someone quits or gets fired. Young left because the offer was there, but if working for Shannon was really that good, he would have stayed.

Shannon is a no-nonsense type of individual, but that doesn't always translates well to leadership. I don't see him as a good motivator. I don't see him as a good communicator.

The most successful people in this world aren't always the smartest. The ones that can sell, motivate, and inspire others usually do much more with less.

SOUP, you a broken record and an idiot as well.

You've been told by JJ no less. Nix and Walton were "no time to work with situation fillers."

Shannon's 1st season as a HC needed someone running the defense, anyone. And we didn't have a OC going into signing day - anyone with name would help. That was Nix.

Neither was picked as the end all. If the U got lucky with one or both, great. But the plan was fill the spot and start looking immediately for the "keeper". BY was a keeper for 3 maybe 4 yrs (he's 62), but his alma mater
in his hometown came calling. Who wouldn't have take this job to close out their career?

Now we have some extra money for a OC Randy can "entrust the offense with." A OC that that is picked and approved by Shannon and JJ. He should be good. And it will leave RS with more coach/game time involvement for the D.

I'm with you NY Miamialum, I'd love to see Mike Archer at the U.

No problem with RS or the U. Just a "going home to close out my career" decision.


"I could not have worked for a finer man than
Coach Shannon. It was a privilege to be associated with him and be part of an outstanding staff of coaches. Coach Shannon welcomed me and my family into the program from day one. I don’t think everyone realizes the caliber of kids that play at Miami. Not only are they great athletes but their character is what stands out the most and is something I will remember. The draw to go back home, be near family and coach at my alma mater was just too great to pass up."

NicaCane, what a moron! No can read anything accept that this man wants

- to close out his career at his alma mater (for you, that's his college, idiot) that happens to be in his hometown, as well.

You are a Moron!

So we don't have coaches and no money. What the hell are we doing here?

I honestly thought the Randy was going to be HC/DC when he was first hired. He was so successful as a DC that I just assumed that would be the case. I think he needs to go back to being DC and appoint someone as assistant head coach.

If he does not wish to be DC and have an assistant HC, he needs to go after Tuberville or Martinez from GA. Tuberville would be a good DC/assistant head coach if Randy wanted to go in that direction as he always has experience and has been successful in both capacities. Although, Randy might be hiring his own replacement in that instance and he probably wants to avoid that.

Good luck in making the right choice Randy. We wish you well.

The most successful coach in College Football is also DC, his name is Pete Carroll. We will be fine as long as we hire Steve Logan as OC.

Great point EdP! Carroll served as HC/DC his first 5 seasons at USC. He wasn't new to HCing though, probably the reason why Shannon didn't take this route.

Who would want gruden anyway?

CanesFanStuckInNYC, actually Wies at ND is a OC/HC. He's not very good at it.

JDS, since Randy Shannon became the HC there has not been a DC to come close to his consistent run of great defenses.

Randy Shannon is the best DC going, bar none!

He is a real DC!

what's sadder than all these people thinking they know what's best for the program? only Shannon and people within the program knows what's best for the U and that's it! ya'll can keep bullshitting each other, but none of the coaches, players, athletic director, president of the school pay attention to ya'll, reading negative posts would be the last thing Shannon would be doing so just chill people!!!

Canes02, I agree. But you and I, who likely have no coaching experience. could have lined up Vilma, Wilfork, Reed, Taylor, Buchanon, Williams, etc. and had top 10 defenses. I just think Randy needs to continue to recruit the Sean Spence, Marcus Robinson, and Marcus Forston type players, and allow a solid DC to worry about the Xs and Os.

I love it when Kehoe uses more than 1 identity in a thread, and then has conversations with himself!

WHAT A LOSER!

Go 'canes!

If Shannon goes DC, more money to spend on an OC. He can also make himself off limit to interviews mid season.

what's sadder than all these people thinking they know what's best for the program?

ans. People who comment on people who think they know what's best for the program. and whats sadder still is people who comment on people who commented on people who think they know what's best for the program...

canesrule, soup, kehoe . . ya'll are a disgrace!!!!

Rumor is that the new OC has experience developing NFL qbs and NCAA champ. offenses. If it's true, I think the wait was worth it.

yeah just like i comment to your message, still at the end of the day, ur comment or mine, don't count for shiit, but you can keep pretending you're actually important and what you say matters!!!!

Just fold up the program kids. U are the laughing stock of college football. EVeryone can see that shannon is a disaster. Two weeks till signing day and UM has no coordinators. Look for this recruiting class to take a HUGE hit. There is no way in h e l l that Bryce lands here. Arthur is probably on the phone with him right now.

this whole situation (coaching staff) will get worse before it gets better.

UM's defense was a joke in 08 and now it will start from scratch.

Six wins in 09 will be a miracle.

Maybe in2010 we can challenge for the lowly yet coveted title of ACC coastal division champion.

Donna is screwing UM royally. Kirby Haircut has no checks in the checkbook. Randy is clueless. Coaches are getting fired and leaving. 5-star starting quarterbacks are choosing to not play for an entire year in order to get the hell away from egomaniac Shannon. this thing is a huge disaster.

Beanpole Harris will never make it through the season intact. The kid weighs 170 soaking wet. That linebacker for UNC CRUSHED him like a wet paper towel. What does UM do if Harris gets injured?

I can't believe a new offensive scheme will be starting and a new defensive scheme will be starting in 09. This is a joke.

SIX wins will be a miracle.

Bill Young will be making around 315k a year for 3 years. LESS money than he makes now. it has nothing to do with cash. It does have to do with him wanting to get away from shannon as quick as possible.

Go ahead and believe the statements both coaches made about each other. That's nothing more than polite perception nonsense.

Bill Young recognized that Randy Shannon doesn't have a CLUE about how to run a football program. It's a shame that a quality guy like Young had to waste a year to figure out what a completely unqualified dolt shannon is.

Wake up U. This mess is far from cleaned up.

How does it feel to have NO coordinators on the eve of signing day?

Good work Randy you program killer.

The big problem is that Donna doesn't care and won't be firing him. She's quite content with .500 cane fans. Championships? Under Donna? Surely U jest fools. This program is in shambles . Thanks randy

U havent seen the bottom yet

As I think about the speed and talent The U will have on defense next season I am asking my self why would we want to run a "zone based" defensive scheme.

Bill Young's the best, in the business, at this type of defensive scheme. No doubt.

But, I feel we are getting back to "The U aggressive - speed and bust'em up defensive scheme", so Randy would be back in his element if he were to coordinate this defense.

Willie Martinez may be available.

Willie Martinez is not very well liked by the Bulldog fans. There have fan efforts for the last couple of yrs to "Fire Martinez."

Maybe he's not the answer for the U? Maybe he is?

D-Backs are his specialty.

But, they (the fans) don't want him at Georgia any longer. I wonder why?

Just fold up the program kids. U are the laughing stock of college football. EVeryone can see that shannon is a disaster. Two weeks till signing day and UM has no coordinators. Look for this recruiting class to take a HUGE hit. There is no way in h e l l that Bryce lands here. Arthur is probably on the phone with him right now.

this whole situation (coaching staff) will get worse before it gets better.

UM's defense was a joke in 08 and now it will start from scratch.

Six wins in 09 will be a miracle.

Maybe in2010 we can challenge for the lowly yet coveted title of ACC coastal division champion.

Donna is screwing UM royally. Kirby Haircut has no checks in the checkbook. Randy is clueless. Coaches are getting fired and leaving. 5-star starting quarterbacks are choosing to not play for an entire year in order to get the hell away from egomaniac Shannon. this thing is a huge disaster.

Beanpole Harris will never make it through the season intact. The kid weighs 170 soaking wet. That linebacker for UNC CRUSHED him like a wet paper towel. What does UM do if Harris gets injured?

I can't believe a new offensive scheme will be starting and a new defensive scheme will be starting in 09. This is a joke.

SIX wins will be a miracle.

Posted by: Lamar Thomas wants to fight U | January 20, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Freakin Gayturd get off our boards.

Bryce Brown IS coming to the U.

The coaching situation can't get any worse? Actually we'll be naming a great OC this week and the defense will be fine whether RS runs it or not.

UM's defense was solid until GaTech and it will be returning 10 starters.

9-10 wins is very possible in '09 and in '10 we'll in the NC hunt.

One inexperienced OC got fired and one DC left for his dream job.

Robert Marve was a 4-star recruit and a baby.

"Beanpole" Harris is already up to 188 lbs (didn't you read the Swasey article?) and will closer to 200 by the time the season starts.

New offensive scheme in '09? Thank GOD!

New defensive scheme in '09? Big deal. Defense isn't nearly as complicated as offense. All we need is the talent and depth and the D will be fine.

Six wins? A miracle? You, sir, are a bag of douche.

Posted by: Lamar Thomas wants to fight U | January 20, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Hey Kehoe,

If Lamar Thomas ever met you, you would curl up in a ball and crap yourself!

THE ENTIRE WEB LAUGHS AT YOU WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY SQUIRTING "CREAM PIES" ALL OVER YOUR MOM'S BACK!

Go 'canes!!

Remember folks Chud is out there for the offensive coordinator job. A good D coordinator out there is Ron Meeks just recently fired from Indianpolis. Why not go after the USC linebackers coach, forgot his name. If Randy takes over the D expect better results from an underachieving defense. I just hope they find an o coordinator soon. Coaches lined up to come to the U what the hell is going on!!

Randy Shannon has been quiet on the sidelines, delegating to his coordinators. If he has to run the defense, it will allow his passion for the game to flow and make him a better head coach.

Moron alert! Lamar Thomas wants to fight U is not only a moron but a world class idiot as well.

GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS. COACH SHANNON, I STILL REMEMBER YOUR DAYS AS A PLAYER ON DEFENSE FOR THE NORLAND VIKINGS. YOU WERE ONE OF THE BEST IF NOT THE BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER IN FLORIDA, OUCH THAT ONE HURTS, I'M A NORTHWESTERN ALUMUNUS, BUT THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH. I REMEMBER YOU AND JOHN EAFFORD. WOW WHAT A DEFENSE YOU'LL HAD BACK THEN. WHILE I BELIEVE TAKING ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR IS A BIG ROLE. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO DO A GREAT JOB. THE BEST THING IS THAT ALL THESE DISTRACTIONS ARE TAKING PLACE WELL BEFORE THE NEW SEASON. I REMEMBER YEARS AGO PRIOR TO MY RETIRING. ONE OF THE BEST GROUP OF EMPLOYEES I HAD WERE VERY, VERY YOUNG AND I HAD TO TAKE A MORE HANDS ON APPROACH, BUT BY THE END OF THE YEAR THERE WAS NOT A BETTER RUN AREA THAN MINE. I GIVE ALL THE PRAISE AND GLORY TO GOD, WHAT LOOKED LIKE ADVERSITY. PROVED TO BE OPPORTUN ITY IN DISGUISE. GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH THIS, JUST KEEP THE FAITH. REMEMBER IN THE BIBLE. JOSEPH WENT FROM THE PIT, TO THE PRISON AND THEN HE WAS ELEVATED TO THE PALACE. GOD REWARDS THOSE WITH GREAT FAITH AND THAT YOU HAVE. ROMANS 8:28 HEBREWS 11 JEREMIAH 29:11

Sarasota cane is right "Lamar thomas wants to fight you", except I would also drop a steamer on her back as well...makes a nice combo on the back!! The corn may get stuck in her hair, but a comb will take care of that!! Go eat a bag of SARS you nancy!!

You are overwhelmed with violent fantasies sarasota/canesrule. It's a blog with varying opinions blockhead. If you don't agree with one your default reaction is to start threatening people .

U are very small

"9-10 wins is very possible in '09 and in '10 we'll in the NC hunt."

I thought you gave up crack you moron. Apparently not.

For any fan of duh U to even mention the word NC is a disgrace.

ONCE AGAIN FOOL . Win the lowly but highly coveted ACC coastal division before you even say those words. Until then U are still as irrelevant as ever.

Georgia tech laughs at U as does virginia , Marve, Young, and Bryce.

they all point at U and laugh

Pauliecanes, this is called negotiation.

We have plenty of great OC's to pick from. It's been whittled down from 6 or 7 to 3 and maybe, just maybe they will make an announcement in the next day or 2 on the lucky 1.

clstepien, exactly!

I do not think anyone posting thinks that they are giving advise to the U. It is just fun bar room style football talk.

Hey Kehoe,

Didn't the Gaytors just lose their OC??? You would have lost your DC as well if he had not married a white girl! Think about that, your DC cannot get a HC job in your conference because of his race! What a disgrace!

THERE IS NO DOUBT, KEHOE'S STEAMER IS THE BIGGEST LOSER ON THE WEB!

Go 'canes!

clstepien....I agree totally with your comments. I think Randy taking over the D will light his fie as well as the players. All of the administrative stuff of being HC is sapping the guys flame. Let him hire or appoint an assistant HC to help out with some of the HC tasks and let Randy coach again!

OH..now it's all so clear. Thanks "RICK THE TRUTH SPEAKER". God wants U to win.

Go pray jack a s s. Your team needs it.

Is there anything worse than some tool injecting religion into a blog?

Bill Young is the happiest man on earth tonight. Marve fled randy the disaster. Bryce will "see the light."

There sure are a lot of empty lockers and offices at UM. Donna doesn't care.

Great job Manny, I'm going to assume Randy will takeover the DC position for atleast one season. It might be too late to rush and find a DC at this point. Thanks for nothing Coach Young. Your a real class act to leave before the national signing day. Just leave your not worth the money. Overpaid to begin with!!

What are cane fans saying?


"Dolphin stadium has nice facilities, but it is not a home field advantage for us at all. The decision to tear down the Orange Bowl, with no stadium to replace it was horrible. Now we have a "home" stadium that the Gators just won a NC on."

Posted by: BW

That hurts more than U will EVER admit

more cane fan sentiments:

"As far as Im concerned I think people are just just not taking this university seriously and it starts from the top (Shalala) to the bottom. UM is a joke of its former self and Im starting to agree with a friend of mine that UM might need to fire everyone and start from scratch. Now if Shannon goes out and gets the OC from Houston like I want then I know there is hope."

Posted by: marccanesfan

His friend is right. The entire staff is a joke. Just ask Georgia Tech

Ya know, word on Chud has been very quiet.

I wonder what's going on.

You would think he would be mentioned as a candidate for something somewhere.

Any word - let us know.

Thanks for nothing Coach Young. Just leave, you were overpaid to begin with! Your a real class act to leave before national signing day. Classless Bill Young!!

Your entire staff is in shambles and U are talking shyt. Better tell your weak pu$ $y players to spend more time in the weight room.

U got pushed around like girls.

Harris weighs 188 and I'm the king of england. U believe that crap? Gullible FOOL. He looks like a pretzel. That UNC linebacker CRUSHED him like a beer can.

by the way, U have no depth anywhere. Depth means you have players who are developing that have seen the field and know the schemes and can execute the plays. That just isn't the case on your sorry depth chart.

How can U stand to watch games ( ESPNU ???) when U are getting pushed around like a JV team? its just embarrassing to watch.

UM should consider firing Shannon to go and hire a real HC with experience. We all know he is a good guy, but has lots to learn to be a good HC. If he decides to run the defense, we will be in deep trouble.

posted by: canefan1

Yeah, go ahead, have randy as HC and DC. That will be the equivalent of throwing dry hay in the dumpster fire.

What a joke U are.

FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO RUSHING YARDS and U are talking about competing for championships???? FOOLS. You've clowns have been struggling with Duke lately. That's swagger. Oh yeah.

POOR LITTLE KEHOE, YOU GOT YOUR NEW CRYSTAL FOOTBALL, AND YOU STILL CANNOT FIND ANY GAYTOR'S WHO WANT TO PLAY WITH YOU!

YOU ARE THE BIGGEST LOSER ON THE WEB!

Go 'canes!!

Shannon will pull Beanpole Harris after every 3rd series to give Cannon some reps. Sound familiar.

Whats that? U say that's absurd? Okay, so when Beanpole Harris suffers his inevitable injury what do U do?

U HAVE NO DEPTH Just because randy say, "we's building depths" that doesn't mean it's true you clowns.

Hey Manny, Is Mark Whipple the front runner for the OC? He is extremely qualified!

Randy sure did a great job with the QB's in 08. Almost as good as he did with his timeouts.

What is that clown thinking on the sideline? Not much.

He stood and watched helplessly when the offense was on the field. Nix ignored him.

GREAT leadership Randy.

Who will Randy alienate in 09? He has all the communication skill of a box of hammers.

I just checked Gator Clause, I'm still the onl one who has posted there today. No wonder Kehoe spends so much time on our blog!

POOR LITTLE KEHOE, YOU GOT YOUR NEW CRYSTAL FOOTBALL, AND YOU STILL CANNOT FIND ANY GAYTOR'S WHO WANT TO PLAY WITH YOU!

YOU ARE THE BIGGEST LOSER ON THE WEB!

Go 'canes!!

why don't U stick with the Tebow's pajamas routine sarasotacanesrule?

It's really all U got. Or go back to some of your shockingly gay oral fixation material.

U R flat out queer boy

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