View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:07 am



Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
 OT: Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach 
Author Message
Phinfever Owner/Admin
Phinfever Owner/Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:41 am
Posts: 8729
Location: Raleigh, NC
Post OT: Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach
Since a lot of members of this forum are Canes fans and Shannon is a former Dolphins assistant coach, I thought I'd put this in this section to gauge your thoughts on it. I think firing Shannon is the right move. 4 years is plenty of time to turn that team around and the team name helps in the recruiting process.


Quote:
Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach
BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
sdegnan@MiamiHerald.com

The Randy Shannon era is over.

The University of Miami fired Shannon as football coach on Saturday night, hours after the Hurricanes suffered a shocking 23-20 overtime loss to South Florida in the final game of the regular season.

UM athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the dismissal in a written statement.

``We have made a decision to seek new leadership for our football program,'' Hocutt said. ``Our expectations are to compete for championships and return to the top of the college football world. We will immediately begin a national search.''

Hocutt will address the media at 1 p.m. Sunday. UM said it will have no further comment until Sunday's news conference.

ESPN reported that offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland has been offered the interim role of head coach.

``Wow, that shocks me,'' UM linebacker Jordan Futch said when he heard the news of Shannon's firing. ``I was on my way to sleep when I heard the phone alarm go off. The coach had said we were off until Monday at 2:30 p.m. But we got a text that said there's a mandatory team meeting [Sunday] at 10:30 a.m.

``I thought Coach Shannon did a heck of a job. I felt he was the best man for the job. He knows us best. He recruited us. He's a great guy in all aspects of the word -- from football coach to father figure to best friend.

``We have so much talent. We shouldn't have lost. I think we play to our competition's level. I'm in total shock.''

One assistant coach who asked to remain anonymous said by phone Saturday night: ``I can't imagine what he's going through right now. He loved this program with all his life. It's the tough part of the business.''

Shannon began his UM tenure in 2007 after Larry Coker was fired. Shannon led UM to seasons of 5-7, 7-6 and 9-4 before being given a new four-year contract this past offseason. It is estimated that UM will have to pay about $1.5 million to buy out Shannon's contract.

He finished 7-5 this season, with a bowl game still ahead. Shannon's four-year record: 28-22.

Talk of Shannon's demise came long before Saturday, when the Hurricanes fought back from a 10-0 deficit to go ahead 17-10 with 3:54 left. USF then drove down the field and scored to tie it up, and eventually won in overtime with a touchdown.

An interception thrown by Jacory Harris prevented UM from possibly winning the game with a field goal with just a few seconds left in regulation.

The Canes were routed 45-17 by Florida State at Sun Life Stadium on Oct. 9, then lost to lowly Virginia on Oct. 30 before getting beat by Virginia Tech in a must-win game last weekend. UM went 4-9 against Top 25 teams and 16-16 against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents under Shannon.

Miami has not won the ACC title since joining the league in 2004, and Hocutt told The Miami Herald on Saturday that it was a goal UM had hoped to achieve.

Several sources said that UM president Donna Shalala was a strong supporter of Shannon's and was willing to give him at least another year. But the embarrassing losses to FSU and Virginia turned up the heat, and one source said she gave Hocutt the autonomy to make the final decision. Had UM beaten USF, Shannon might have had a much better chance of saving himself.

Potential candidates to replace Shannon include former UM quarterback and Georgia coach Mark Richt, former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach and Oklahoma associate head coach/defensive coordinator Brent Venables, who played at Kansas State, where Hocutt also played. Before the game, a plane flew over Sun Life Stadium with a giant banner flapping behind it that read: ``4 YEARS 0 ACC TITLES LOTS OF EXCUSES FIRE SHANNON.''

Hocutt told The Miami Herald before kickoff that the banner was ``very disappointing.'' When asked at that time how the game would affect Shannon's future, Hocutt said, ``This game has no impact. . . . It's just the next game on our schedule and happens to be the last game of the [regular] season. . . . You don't get too high with the highs and you don't too low with the lows.''

However, the shock of the loss to the 11 ½-point underdog Bulls (7-4) changed all that.

Not only was the result of Saturday's game ugly and the effort lethargic, the crowd of 26,369 was the smallest this season.

By the time the officials had reviewed the replay of the winning touchdown and announced, ``After review, the ruling on the field stands. Touchdown,'' most of the fans already had exited.

Many of the others stayed and booed.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/28/1 ... known.html

_________________
PHINFEVER FACEBOOK - JOIN US!

Image


Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:33 am
Profile WWW
Phinfever Legend
Phinfever Legend
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:35 pm
Posts: 3369
Location: Charleston AFB, SC
Post Re: OT: Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach
4 years in a college team is more than enough. That is 100% turnover from the team inherited. Peace out. Maybe when Pete Carrol gets fired from Seattle...

_________________
Image


Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:07 pm
Profile
Phinfever Global Moderator
Phinfever Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:53 pm
Posts: 3743
Location: Palm Beach County, Florida
Post Re: OT: Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach
Like I said on the college board.
Its all about the Underacheivers.

_________________
Extend Philbin!
Enough already , this is the best regime in the NFL ...by far!!
2014 Lazor Powered... THE MAKING OF A DYNASTY!!


Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:22 pm
Profile
Phinfever Lead Moderator
Phinfever Lead Moderator

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:04 pm
Posts: 6166
Post Re: OT: Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach
Go BULLS!!!


Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:13 pm
Profile
2014 Phinfever VIP!
2014 Phinfever VIP!

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:35 am
Posts: 1286
Location: Lakeland, Fl
Post Re: OT: Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach
Randy Shannon had his chance. 4 years is enough time to get your own recruits on the field. In Miami you either win or you have to go. I think he helped the Cane's recruit in South Florida again which was a big improvement over Coker. I really wanted him to succeed. But his teams were very undisciplined and underachieved. He bet his job on Jacory Harris being a successful/winning QB and that is a major reason he is unemployed today.

_________________
Image


Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:33 pm
Profile
2014 Phinfever VIP!
2014 Phinfever VIP!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:44 pm
Posts: 562
Post Re: OT: Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach
Well he could go to Indiana, since they just fired Lynch.

_________________
Image
Image


Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:33 am
Profile
Phinfever Hall of Famer
Phinfever Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:09 am
Posts: 774
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Post Re: OT: Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach
His 4 years have been the worst of any coach at the U (since they were relevant), despite having some of the top recruiting classes. We have a RB group that has potential to be the best in all of college football, yet we let Jacory throw the ball all over the place. Thirty two turnovers on offense, no energy from the team, stupid penalties.. enough was enough. This team went from being the most dominant and physical team in in the NCAA to being a joke under Randy Shannon. I just hope we bring in a quality coach because we still have a lot of talent on the team and I believe we can make a nice run next year.

_________________
Image


Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:37 am
Profile
Phinfever Owner/Admin
Phinfever Owner/Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:41 am
Posts: 8729
Location: Raleigh, NC
Post Re: OT: Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach
Porkface will probably tell them to hire Dave Wannstedt.

Barry Jackson wrote:
UM athletic director Kirby Hocutt has been consulting Jimmy Johnson about the coaching search. ``I did talk to Kirby about quite a few candidates,'' Johnson e-mailed. ``This job is one that a coach could come in and be in the national spotlight in a hurry. They have a lot of young talent.''

_________________
PHINFEVER FACEBOOK - JOIN US!

Image


Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:15 am
Profile WWW
Phinfever Hall of Famer
Phinfever Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:09 am
Posts: 774
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Post Re: OT: Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach
Looks like The U is going all out in an effort to get Gruden down here..

Quote:
According to a report on the Rivals.com website CaneSport.com, and we’re quoting here, “final details are being hammered out and, barring a last minute [sic] glitch, Jon Gruden will be the next Miami Hurricanes football coach.” The site goes on to write that “[d]etails are being finalized tonight and if athletic director Kirby Hocutt and Gruden can work out all details then an announcement could be made as soon as Wednesday.”

The site also reported that Gruden’s brother Jay is expected to become the Hurricanes’ offensive coordinator.



http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/11/30/report-gruden-to-be-next-canes-hc-barring-last-minute-glitch/

:yay:

I think Gruden would be the perfect fit for UM. His passion and leadership is exactly what has been lacking the past couple years.

_________________
Image


Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:41 am
Profile
Phinfever Owner/Admin
Phinfever Owner/Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:41 am
Posts: 8729
Location: Raleigh, NC
Post Re: OT: Randy Shannon fired as Miami Hurricanes coach
joeschmoe wrote:

I think Gruden would be the perfect fit for UM. His passion and leadership is exactly what has been lacking the past couple years.


I like Gruden and think he would be a very good choice for the job. He definitely has the work ethic for the college level.

_________________
PHINFEVER FACEBOOK - JOIN US!

Image


Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:40 pm
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 10 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010 phpBB Group.
Designed by Coots & IamPZ - Phinfever.com.