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PODCAST: Gregg Doyel & Chip Patterson on Shannon

Posted on: November 28, 2010 9:19 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

With Randy Shannon getting the boot after Miami's 23-20 overtime loss to South Florida, some questions were raised about the state of the football program in Coral Gables.  Greg Doyel joins me to discuss the firing, and where both Miami and Shannon go from here.  Greg covered an interesting aspect of the Shannon situation in his column Saturday night, and touches on some of those points in the podcast.  

So check it out, remember to follow Greg on Twitter @greggdoyelcbs and follow the College Football Blog @CBSSportsNCAAF


Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2010 11:24 pm

PODCAST: Gregg Doyel & Chip Patterson on Shannon

Ha yall had me all excited i saw patterson and thought you were talkin chris Patterson not chip

Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2010 11:19 pm

PODCAST: Gregg Doyel & Chip Patterson on Shannon

Who is Gregg Doyel?

Since: Jul 4, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2010 7:59 pm

PODCAST: Gregg Doyel & Chip Patterson on Shannon

Mr. Doyel, you refer to "when UM was scummy and winning", but you know that Miami was never as bad as the media portrayed them to be, never.  On the other hand you use this opportunity to put forth that myth again and now that Randy Shannon is gone it might happen again. It won't and it never did to the extent you would like others to believe.  As for your outrage about Miami's past behavior, do you really think we believe that stuff, that you really care and are outraged?  Because if you were in fact outraged, that feeling would have continued during the 30+ arrests at Georgia, the 40+ arrests at Florida, the escapades and stair running that was famous at Florida State during the Bobby Bowden era and let's not forget the armed robberies, gun play, drunken brawls at Tennessee the past few years as well as the Trophy for bad behavior being named the Fulmer Cup.  For the record, Miami never remotely had the arrests and problems of the aforementioned schools.  No, your outrage is a simple journalistic piling on and being quite frankly, lazier than dirt.  The funny part is that I am not even a Miami fan, actually a fan of an SEC school and still find your reporting and commentary to be at best the work of a frustrated amateur.  Try earning your money next time and do some research before expressing your outrage.

Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2010 9:52 pm

PODCAST: Gregg Doyel & Chip Patterson on Shannon

Miami fired Shannon because he did not win enough.  Miami is not Harvard or Yale.  The number one priority at any big time football school is to win.  The last time I checked, Miami is a football school (5 National Championships since 1983).  Its great that he ran a clean program and had high graduation rates, but if you dont win then it is all for not.  I dont understand why you are surpised that he got fired after 4 years and only having a .500 record in the ACC and never even have played for the ACC championship, a conference some have questioned if they should even be an automatic qualifer for the BCS.  Coker got fired before Shannon and he had a lot more success.  I hope Shannon does well in the future, he will always be a Cane, but he did deserve to be fired.

Also 26,000 fans is embarrasing.  You said that in the 90's the stadium would be half filled when they played bad teams.  Saturday the stadium was only 1/3 filled.  That is Shannon's fault.  The team has underperformed and the only way for fans to show their displeasure is to not show up.  Maybe if Cubs fans stgopped going to Wrigley they would try and win more. 

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