Over the weekend a report surfaced that Randy Edsall was Maryland's sixth choice to replace Ralph Friedgen. Maybe that means Edsall will have to wait for his sixth choice to find a defensive coordinator. According to the Baltimore Sun, former Miami head coach Randy Shannon has turned down Maryland's offer to become defensive coordinator.
Shannon had been offered the job last week, and had returned to his home and talked with representatives of his old school.
When he got back in touch with Maryland, he told the school that he stood to lose about $1.5 million in Miami buyout money if he signed on with Maryland, the source said.Certainly that's a decision that I can understand if I were Shannon. If I had two options, and one of them included working incredibly hard for $500,000 (I've no idea what Maryland's actual offer was) while the other was do nothing at all for $1.5 million, I think I'd choose the $1.5 million as well. Not because I'm lazy, but because I'm lazy and I like money.
Though even if I can understand Shannon's motive behind the decision, it is a shame that he won't be Maryland's defensive coordinator when the Terps meet Miami on Labor Day this season.