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Report: Randy Shannon may be Maryland's next DC

Posted on: February 11, 2011 1:22 am
Edited on: February 11, 2011 1:23 am

Posted by Adam Jacobi

When Maryland defensive coordinator Don Brown bolted his post for the same at UConn last week, it seemed to mean, well, something; after all, incoming Terps head coach Randy Edsdall had made precisely the opposite move, so perhaps not everybody shared Edsall's sentiment that Maryland was a dream job.

Fortunately, Edsall knows the single most important maxim one can learn: that the best revenge is massive success. To that end, Edsall immediately sought out former Miami head coach Randy Shannon to replace Brown, and now the Washington Post reports that the two are closing in on a deal to bring Shannon to Maryland.

Say what you will about Shannon's results as a head coach of the Hurricanes and the fan exodus that ensued, but the man can coach defense. In his six seasons as Miami's defensive coordinator, the Hurricanes ranked in the top ten nationally in total defense in five of those seasons. In his four subsequent seasons as a head coach, his team never finished lower than 33rd nationally.

Of course, this isn't the first time we've heard Shannon's name attached to a prominent job; he was a strong contender at UCLA three weeks ago, but obviously that didn't pan out. On that note, then, it's important to wait for official confirmation from all parties involved that the deal is on, but for now, it looks like Randy Edsall is making the most of his unexpected opening at defensive coordinator, and that Randy Shannon is back in college football, where he belongs.


Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2011 2:11 pm

Report: Randy Shannon may be Maryland's next DC

Shannon would be a great catch for Edsall and Maryland. I still find it hard to believe Miami cut him loose.

Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: February 12, 2011 8:58 am

Report: Randy Shannon may be Maryland's next DC

Another typical moron who knows nothing about what was happening at Miami.  And by the way, you don't draft players in college...

People who know nothing should say nothing.  He was given a chance at Miami, and yes, he did a lot of great things while he was there, but he didn't win the way he should have with the talent he had.  He did not develop the talent and that is why he was shown the door.

If you don't think he had talent or didn't develop it, take a look at the amount of players going to the NFL combine.  2nd most in the country.

And why do you think that just because Randy was fired that everything will go backwards.  Give Golden a chance before you bury him...and please, root for someone else and not The U.  OMG

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2011 2:41 pm

Report: Randy Shannon may be Maryland's next DC

Excellent DC and very well connected to South Florida. I'd love to see him snatch some South Florida talent and get them in the red, white, yellow and black. I like how Edsall's thinking big.

Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2011 1:32 pm

Report: Randy Shannon may be Maryland's next DC

I like Shannon. The U shouldn't of ditched this guy so quick. He has the no excuses attitude and always watches out for his players by making them accountable for their actions! Old School.

Since: Feb 10, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2011 11:44 am

Report: Randy Shannon may be Maryland's next DC

Good hire!

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2011 10:39 am

Report: Randy Shannon may be Maryland's next DC

I hope Randy would get the Defensive Coordinators job a Maryland. He should be in college football some place, as he has been one of the most successful defensive coordinators in college football, proven by his tenure with the Hurricanes as defensive coordinator.

I am not a Hurricane fan by any stretch of the imagination, but if I wanted a successful college program I would have given him a chance to succeed as head coach of the Hurricanes. There was the stigma of being Thug “U “ that he was successful putting behind while drafting players that went to class and not to the local bar with guns to instigate some type of ruckus, but then I suppose the school would want to go back to the ole way of doing things.

Good Luck coach, I know you will be successful as defensive coordinator and would one day be offered another head coaching position.


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