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Randy Shannon back in news - he sues University of Miami for money he says it owes him. Oh yes, he wants Sun Bowl bonus! (If only the Canes weren't thumped by Irish)

Former UM football coach Randy Shannon has sued the University of Miami, asking for the money that he claims UM still owes him, relating to his employment.

Shannon, hired by the Hurricanes as head coach in December 2006, was given an extension in May 2010 through Jan. 31, 2014.

But he was fired Nov. 27, 2010.

Shannon's salary was paid to him in four equal installments yearly. His last payment, on Nov. 1, 2010, came before he was fired. According to the lawsuit, UM believes he is not entitled to those last two months for which he was paid (Nov. 28, 2010, until Jan. 31, 2011). So, what UM did to offset the extra two months the school thinks was not rightly his (because he already had been fired), was to reduce his buyout ("fixed sum'') that is given for being fired without cause.

The lawsuit, filed April 27 in the Dade County Circuit Court, contends "there is nothing in the Employment Agreement or Guaranty Agreement that authorizes UM to prorate the guarantee or reduce the amount of Shannon's fixed payment.'' Shannon wants UM to pay "in a lump sum, all past shortages'' in the monthly buyout payments -- with interest -- as well as the approximately two months salary he feels he got shorted.

He also wants the Sun Bowl bonus he earned. After all, it was his coaching that got UM into that bowl. Never mind that UM (especially poor Jacory Harris) was humiliated by the Fighting Irish and that it was Jeff Stoutland who coached them in that bowl, because it was, indeed, Coach Shannon who coached them to that point. I have no idea if Shannon is owed that money, because I'm not a lawyer, and I haven't seen his contract (no salary has been disclosed).

I did reach Randy by phone earlier tonight, but he told me he was "in a conference'' and couldn't talk.

UM won't discuss the case.

All I know is that this stirred up some bad memories from 2010. Some of those losses were maddening (FSU, VA, VT, USF to name some really ugly ones).

The more I think of those days, the more I think Al Golden and his coordinators are integral in bringing this program back. I also wonder how long they'll stay, depending on future circumstances we all are awaiting. Still don't know when the NCAA will decide UM's fate.

UM needs some happy news. How about at least a couple wins against Bethune-Cookman University. At this point even two sounds decent.

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Unranked forever in Basketball.

Unranked the last 6 years in Football.

Unranked now in Baseball.

Thank you Donna Shalala. I'm sure you're satisfied though that our Womens Basketball team is now the moniker of all things Canes sports. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm .

It all starts at the top. And although President Donna can put on a ruse shaking her green n orange pom poms for all to see, she could care less about the state of our once proud National level Athletic programs. And I promise she like it just fine that way. Ivy Leauge South ? F-That! WE WANT WINNERS !!!

Our Athletic Director is ?

Does it even matter ?

I'm just sick of it and want her GONE !

Get your Money Randy ! I hope it comes right out of Shalala's man purse. This women has and is still tying our Sports teams admissions hands and feet behind our backs long enough !

Randy shannon OWES this program money and an apology for nearly destroying what was once a football dynasty. No it wasnt Coker. It was Shannon, with his arrogance, borderline racism, unwillingness to listen to people, unwillingness to communicate, and his horrendous lack of football knowledge.

Hate to throw a cane under the bus, but he has done the same. He cant get a job as a waterboy anywhere for one simple reason... He is horrible. He is clueless. But he needs the cash. I understand that.

But the loss to virginia in 2007 at the OBs last home game. All on him
The horrible call against fsu in 2008 when sam shields went in as we were about to score on 1st and goal from the 5 and go ahead from 17 points down. Penalty, field goal, we were down and stayed down

The loss to fsu at home in 2010 when players basically quit on him

The loss to usf
The loss to nd

0-2 in bowls. O-3 if we include the sun bowl loss.

Recruiting jacorry harris

The qb shuffle between marve and harris. Wtf was that? And why?

Bottom line is that is the worse coach hire in the history of cfb. Period. And it basically destroyed this venerable istoric football program.

But to him it was just about being nicked and an upper or lower extremity. Seriously.

Contract is a contract - it says what it says. Liking or hating Shannon makes no difference here.

5-3-2: U know and I know that one person does not win or lose games. That said, RS is NOT the culprit here. True, he wasn't the best coach college football has seen, but he wasn't the worse either.

U got to look higher at the administration and the "shackles" it put on him with respect to hiring and budget.

That was no QB shuffle between Marve and J12, that was flat-out competition and we saw who was strong and who was weak. U want QB shuffle? Look at your boy the OC and the "shuffle" in the FSU game lat year. That was BEYOND ridiculous.

RS desrves what he's got coming in terms of $$$ from UM, just like anybody else. He was not the worse UM has seen. RS bleeds orange and green just like the rest of us. I agree RS never got over the "almost" hump. But he is one of the games best Dc's and one of UM's best recruiters.

RS is Mr. Cane! Give him his Money!

I'll always be a Cane and to respond to Degnan above, Pres. Shalala has been such an asset to UM. I was a student when she 1st arrived and made it known that things were changing for the BETTER I might add. At my graduation she said something to me when I walked across the stage that will always stick with me. Pres. Shalala did and continues to do such an amazing job. She's done so much for UM...but I digress. This business with Shannon's pay is just another unfortunate event that we'll power through. No Shannon isn't Coker but Jakory Harris also isn't Ken Dorsey, there's no Jonathan Vilma, Clinton Portis, Sean Taylor, Kellen Winslow, Jeremy Shockey, Moss #1 and Moss #2, etc. who gave us some amazing games over their years. You gotta give the team and the leadership a break. The one thing that DOES need to change is the recruiting. We have to get some real talent in there to take us all the way. UM is coming back because we're Canes and you know what they say about the ibis after the storm!! Canes forever!

There it is Susan; can't wait for Golden and staff to bail can you? Even after the man says its a destination job, you just got to stir the pot hu? Pathetic!

Actually, you couldn't be more wrong. Just because I'm honest about wondering how long Al and his coordinators will stay, that makes me "can't wait for Golden and his staff to bail?'' Give me a break. I cover the guy and he's totally refreshing as a coach. He's smart and hard-working and respectful and looks you in the eye and answers your questions. I think he's doing it the right way. Personally, I hope he's here a long time.

A contract is a contract. Pay the man.

Posted by: 5>3>2 | May 02, 2012 at 08:37 PM

Arty and I told U exactly what Ur just realizing now for years fi>tree>tU ...

Welcome to the Decade Long Cane Pity Party pal ...

Party on CaneClUcks... The bottom should be getting closer the next 5 years...

Cool cat -
All due respect you say shackles but randy was shaneh nehs uncle tom. Im sorry but he acted like he was never a cane the way he treated players with preferences , dog house etc. Harris or marve should have been the starters not the shuflle. Yet he let marve play vs the gators. So who beat whom?

You talk about shackles. Ok kunta kinte, say what you really mean.

What coach was worse thans hannon?

Fire morris
Morris= shannon=haith

What a mess, anyway you look at it. I don't blame RS, he gave U his best and it didnt work out. That happens nd coaches get fired. This law suit makes everyone look bad, sorry to say. No winners. Where is the leadership at the U??

Typical Miami cheap garbage. They should honor the contract and more. Shannon was the only one warning players to stay clear of Nevin. If not for Shannon who knows how many more violations there would have been? He may have saved the University from being flushed down the toilet by the NCAA.

susan miller is just as dumb as she is ugly.
"i wonder how long the'll stay"... what a crock! wtf is wrong with you?
can't you see those guy's are intent on building something here?
Al's not going anywhere and his peeps are sticking with him, period.

We don't know what any of the clauses or fine print said. This isn't typical Miami cheap garbage Samuel, Miami is, and will always be on top of the money, lawyers and accountants look over the print, and know exactly what the minimum is that they have to pay.

Pay the man out of respect. He will always be a Cane.

Sure hope the game on 2013 is still on, bud. Would look very sheep-ish if you found a way to back out of it.

5>3>2 what did junta knife have to do with anything? Coward

Kunta kinte

It's funny that golden has a losing record but yet he is celebrated as the next coming of Butch and Jimmy. Shannon's record wasnt good but he surely wasn't the worst.

as far as randy's contract is concerned...let the courts decide.
obviously the two sides have different interpretations of the legalese.
that's what the courts are for.

and for the tally cane : butch had a losing record his first year and jimy went 8-5 with howard's defending nat champs.

golden is for real

All this article is going to do is stir up ill will for Coach Shannon. People who hate Randy will not look at this in a business sense. All they will do is bash Randy (which he has gotten and rightly so in many instances). At the end of the day, this truly has nothing to do with Randy being a good coach or not, it has to do with right or wrong. All the folks who bash Randy know that if they are horrible on their jobs and get fired, but are owed money they certainly will be taking their employer to court for their funds. We know that won't be the case though as they will say that Randy is causing trouble, doesn't deserve it, yadda, yadda, yadda. If he is owed the money, he needs to be paid. If there is some misunderstanding and they don't owe him the money, then he won't be paid. Simple.

Gatorsam,
This pains me to say, but I totally agree with you. If Shannon had hopped in bed with Shapiro like Hocutt, Haith and others, the football program (which is going to get hit, probably schollies and one more bowl ban, if we are lucky)would get trounced by the NCAA. So again, I can see why he got fired (record, relationship with certain HS coaches, lack of player development, etc.), but he did his best to run a clean program. No matter what anyone says he is and will always be a Cane. IF, again, IF he is owed this money, they need to pay him fast, quick and in a hurry.

Funny how people complain when Gators come on here and use racist lingo, but when a "true blue" Canes fan does it to another "tru blue" Canes fan, it is no problem. For 5>3>2 to use the Kunta Kinte reference to Cool Cat is truly disturbing. I NEVER want to see you hypocrites say anything about when Gators come on here and say anything about UM players being thugs or Bryan Pata, or any of the other underlying racial crap that they say, because it to other Canes fans is also done by Canes fans. Look, we do not have to agree with what everyone post on here and some peoples post may ALWAYS rub others the wrong way, but at the end of the day we all love the Miami Hurricanes. To start with the ethnic slurs/name calling is truly immature and totally uncalled for.

boricane, you really can't be that naive can you. Because this is a private school without deep pockets, it becomes problematic in keeping top level coaches. State school have a much more robust budgets.

can see where this is heading ... tread easy blueblood pinkie above 45 degrees Cane drinking Upper thinking U upper Educational know it alls .

Moral vs Principal

whoop their ASS Randy

Funny how people complain when Gators come on here and use racist lingo, but when a "true blue" Canes fan does it to another "tru blue" Canes fan, it is no problem. For 5>3>2 to use the Kunta Kinte reference to Cool Cat is truly disturbing. I NEVER want to see you hypocrites say anything about when Gators come on here and say anything about UM players being thugs or Bryan Pata, or any of the other underlying racial crap that they say, because it to other Canes fans is also done by Canes fans. Look, we do not have to agree with what everyone post on here and some peoples post may ALWAYS rub others the wrong way, but at the end of the day we all love the Miami Hurricanes. To start with the ethnic slurs/name calling is truly immature and totally uncalled for.
Posted by: Cane4Life | May 03, 2012 at 01:11 AM

He wrote the comment at 10PM, you wrote your response at 1AM (not prime blogging time on here), and there was already one Cane fan calling him out (Tallycane) for his racist comment.

You are right, though, in that there is no room for that kind of garbage from gatorsam and his kind OR from 5>3>2, but don't try to claim we didn't react negatively to it. Not everyone READS this 24-7 like the obsessed gator trolls.

5>3>2, your comment was rude, made assumptions of the other poster, and turned shackles into a Roots refernece with no foundation. Try to rise above the disgusting gator trolls like gatorsam.

It's what's about to happen within this Program

FIU and FAU Football got there own on campus stadium , UM football ? that's embarrassing

There is no way the NCAA ties me to any bounty programs while I was at the U. The NFL and Goodell got this wrong.

FREE ME!!!!

Most of what happened in the Shaprio mess happened on Shannon's watch. Didn't he always brag that he knew what was happening with his players? Miami should sue Shannon, claiming that Shannon wasn't minding the store and now because of his lack of supervision over coaches and players the U is in trouble. The word is that he warned his players about Shapiro, how do we know this for sure and one thing is certain, they didn't listen and he didn't have the control he said he did.

He was the coach when the majority of this Shapiro mess was happening, it is his responsibility as head coach!

With that being said if the U honestly owes the man, legally, if the contract stipulates and can't be interpreted any other way they should pay the man, no question!

Also Susan, comments about "how long will they stay," show complete disregard for what Golden has stated time and again. But I realize that someone who refuses to apologize for calling Micanor Regis a "PIG" on twitter is not a person with any character and doesn't care what they say. Hey you work for the Herald so I'm not surprised!

http://watchdocumentary.com/watch/the-u-video_7078038c6.html

whU's next

http://watchdocumentary.com/watch/the-u-video_7078038c6.html

let's get back

PAY THE MAN!!!
You give the man a 5 year extention and then fire him 10 months later after you put clauses in the contract stating that he would get paid for bowl games even if he isnt the coach and severance if he is no longer employed by the school by someone else's doing and now you dont want to pay???
I'm a Cane For Life but I have to say right now I am not very proud member of Cane Nation. You make a deal, you own up to it no matter how things turn out.

Yo Cane trash

What a mess with Shannon! Totally unnecessary, just brings up bad pub for the University of Mediocre. Just pay the man his due. Must admit it is funny to get a bonus for showing up to the Sun bowl and getting pummeled by the Catholics. What a riot!
On a different note, what up with Vilma?
They say he learned all about bounties at Dah U, another black eye for Ur most beliguered institution. What's next NCAA sanctions? Oh no those are coming too, what's a poor cane clown to do?
I made an effort to post in a kinder and gentler way, let me know if U like it better.
Bunch of..........kinder and gentler, so I will leave this out for now.

we Canes fans are all disappointed that Shannon didn't win titles and we can sit here for decades arguing about why... but on the business side... the man has every right to get his... that should not intertwine with his performace (or lack thereof) as the leader of the program... there DOES seem to be some merit that he quite possibly SAVED the program from the DP it may have been facing in the SHITpiro scandal... let us all just let the man be in this situation...

UM needs new Public relations staff if the current staff couldn't foresee how petty this makes the University look. I'm not sure who made the final decision, but I hope it wasn't a lawyer. Shalala should have asserted herself here and not let this dumb decision stand. There's time to make this right and Shalala is the one person who can fix this mess.

Hey Susan - Your article could have done without the comment on Golden and staff.

Anonymous cane you should really bring your head into the sunshine. Susan did and you have been should that dozens of times yet you persist in spewing that baloney.
And most importantly Shannon was the reason the Shapiro mess was not much worse. He wanted Shannon fired because Shannon knew he was a fraud.
Fire SHALALALALALA now

No Mo Titles

gatorsam has not said anything racist in this blog. Plenty of your cane "brothers" have.
boricane shame on you for disrespecting Susan, just because she writes something you fools don't agree with is no excuse for a personal attack.
Pay Shannon and get over it

gatorsam-ACC, just becuase you change IDs doesn't mean you can't spread your hate using another ID. A troll is a troll is a troll.

Go back to Gator Clause, it is really hopping over there talking about the Gator BCS title hopes next year.


I think randy shannon has lost his mind and whatever money he had left, I think he's in need of some cash and thats why he's going after the university.

rboud I agree...
Randy no doubt thinks that he is entitled to some compensation re the timing of his firing, but if I was Randy's attorney I would negotiate with the 'U' and forget the drama of a lawsuit.. A settlement behind closed doors could have been reached.. Guaranteed..

I think that Shannon although a Cane wants to make a statment, and in doing so has forfeited all the godwill he built because he can't get a durn job.
Logic tells me that if schools are looking at him and feel that he is litiginous, then they will move on and he will find it HARDER to even get an interview.
Wrong move Randy and this will come back to bite you.. you may get your way short term, but long term this will be haunting you on all the resumes you put out there..this money will be gone and then what are you going to do.. the phone will not ring and you can't retrace your tracks.. what is done is done.. wrong, wrong move.

As far as Coach G staying re Susan's comment I think that Coach Golden has moved on from this commentary..he has said all along that he will say no more on this and is working on the task at hand..getting the 'Canes ready.
We as fans know the full picture but I agree it does not have any bearing on this article and should have been deleted...the second sentence in the second to last paragraph should NOT have been in there..it stood on its own inference..without commenting on Coach G leaving.

Our 'Canes are getting ready for some summer work..
Go 'Canes

You all are a bunch of whiney pu55ies. 5.3.2 was making reference to the fact that cool cat is himself a racist, always using the shackles referneces when referring to Miami coaches in this case Shannon and the administration. that s BS. Plus I have always read cool cats posts and he has always attackd Kenny Dorsey and defended Jacorry- go back and read his garbage. But for all you crybabies with your fake indignation I say, grow up. You sound just like gator sam I mean gator puke, attacking evry thing Miami. Like that Urban Cryer debacle want embarassing enough.

Randy Shannon is a loser. get over him. He nearly destroyed... No. He destroyed this venerable program. I have been a cane fan than longer than most of you weenies were even a sperm cell on t he tip of your daddies d%k. So dont temm me about racism, because I grew down in the 305, I survived both white on hispanic and black on white racism and white on black hatred. I survived the 80s riots and I still went to the OB and cheered my canes. F you all.

Polish yoru randy shannon posters. To me he will never be held high in Miami hurricane memory. He will be in the same category as Kyle Wright, Jacorry Harris, Kenney Kenny and Ryan Crudup. All after thoughts

I know a lot of you on here only care about football but randy is not here anymore. Jim Morris has to be on the hot seat being swept by Uf fsu and Virginia. Just saying the attention needs to be focused somewhere else.

The more I think of those days, the more I think Al Golden and his coordinators are integral in bringing this program back. I also wonder how long they'll stay, depending on future circumstances we all are awaiting. Still don't know when the NCAA will decide UM's fate.

UM needs some happy news. How about at least a couple wins against Bethune-Cookman University. At this point even two sounds decent.

SUSAN,
THESE TWO PARAGRAPHS YOUR REAL NATURE. YOU HATE THE CANES AND I SINCERELY HOPE YOU LOSE YOUR JOB SO YOU CAN GO BACK TO COVERING FASHION.

By the way, why is it that every time I read a post that reads incredibly stupid and innane, it is from a Gator? Does being a complete imbecile a requirement for being either a Florida graduate or fan?

Randy was in a conference call? That really means he was in the crapper pinching off a shalala.

Coach Shannon ought to refund some of his salary.

Agree with vegas cane. Susans article is sprinkled with negativity. Blah blah. How about some positivity susan? Like golden is recruiting his brains off, and the atlanta chapter of the hurricane club was a resounding success?

All you Randy Shannon haters are missing the point. Just the fact that this situation became public is not good for UM. It gives the University bad publicity. I think Shannon was a terrible head coach, however his contract should be honored and he should get his due. It does look bad that there is enough money to give Golden an extension at the end of a 6 - 6 season while his team is getting whipped. There is enough money to pay Shapiro's creditors. But there is no money to pay Shannon? Why the heck was he given an extension only to be fired a few months later? You made that mistake, now own up to it.
Who the heck is running this program? None of this crap looks good.

jls on here spreading her gatah hate, loser.

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