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Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland

Posted on: February 15, 2011 12:08 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

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.
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Since: Feb 16, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2011 1:22 am
 

Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland

The $1.5M that Shannon stands to get from Miami is roughly a year's pay (as severance), based upon what was reported to be the terms of his contract extension, signed last May.  More than likely, there's a provision in that contract barring Shannon from taking another coaching position at the college level, without forfiture of the severance pay -- especially if he were to go to another ACC team.  If he managed to land a position as an assistant coach with an NFL team, he might be allowed to keep the buyout cash from Miami AND draw a half million (or more) per season.  And, while it's true that his coaching record (28-22) wasn't great, there isn't much doubt that (a) the man can certainly coach defense, (b) he's pretty good as a recruiter, and (c) it's "my way, or the highway" when it comes to keeping his team in-line (evidenced by there being just ONE player arrested during his four years as HC at Miami).     &nbs
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Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland

These kind of guys are going to keep getting hired and then fired.

...HMMM, kinda like what another group has done for the past 100 years in CFB...huh?



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2011 8:15 pm
 

Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland

I would love for Randy to come to Michigan State and coach our sorry excuse for a defense.  They say our head coach is a defensive minded guy, but go figure our defense couldnt stop Alabama in the bowl game, and the secondary only stopped teams when they threw bad passes not because they batted balls away or anything.




Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2011 7:32 pm
 

Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland

Randy Shannon is not a good head coach. he had all the advantages on being @ Miami and in a weak league, but still couldn't win. Unless he gets a job in a league like the MAC or Conference USA , he'll be watching games on Saturday. His best chance is getting a DC job or going pro.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland

Not because I'm lazy, but because I'm lazy and I like money.

Here that CBS? Fire this slacker!



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 6:29 pm
 

Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland

Dont worry. Shannon has one MAJOR, MAJOR advantage over all other potential candidates for a coaching position at any school.

HES BLACK.

So what if he was a TERRIBLE Head Coach at Miami?

If a school wants another Ty Willingham or Turner Gill situation put upon them, then so be it.

These kind of guys are going to keep getting hired and then fired.

It's life.



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland

Take the year off on the U's dime (or a lot of the U's dimes) and then come back the next year, maybe in the pro's.  Not a bad move on his part.  It's not lazy, it's actually just a good business move as I doubt his stock will drop after taking a year off.  Does anyone know if he can take a tv gig while on the U payroll?



Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland

Yeah, The U gave Randy a big Eff U by giving him 1.5 million dollars in buyoiut money. Some of the stuff I read on here is pathetic to say the least.  I wish coach Shannon nothing but the best of luck.


GO CANES!!




Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland

shannon was Md's 6th choice for head coach?  He's not getting the proper respect--no way he should take some token coordinator's job.



Since: Feb 12, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland



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