Former Hurricanes head coach Randy Shannon suing Miami

Former Miami head coach Randy Shannon is suing the school for not paying him money owed from an agreement signed in May 2010, according to court documents.

Shannon, fired in November 2010 after a loss to South Florida, is alleging - among other things - that the school did not compensate him for the Hurricanes' appearance in the 2010 Sun Bowl against Notre Dame.  The former head coach claims that his contract guarantees compensation for a bowl appearance, regardless of whether he was present for the game.  

According to the suit, the value of the damages "exceed $15,000."  Miami won't comment on the lawsuit.

"University policy states that we cannot comment on personnel matters," a team spokesperson told's Brian London.

The suit, filed April 27 in the Eleventh Circuit Court of the state of Florida, also claims that the contractually obligated payments to Shannon since his dismissal have been short.

According to the court documents the school claims that since Shannon was dismissed before the completion of a full year under his new agreement, the former Hurricanes head coach was overcompensated for his services.  The school has made the payments, scheduled to continue until 2014, but deducted money "overpaid" from the first year.

For more on lawsuit, check out analysis from Hurricanes RapidReporter Brian London or you can check out the .PDF for yourself.

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