Shannon Emerging As Top DC

LonghornDigest.com has learned from sources that Texas has pegged Randy Shannon to the be their top candidate for the open defensive coordinator position.

LonghornDigest.com has learned from sources that Texas has pegged Randy Shannon to the be their top candidate for the open defensive coordinator position.

The former Miami head coach was 28-22 in four seasons with the Hurricanes, before being relieved of his duties earlier this year.

A longtime assistant at Miami before becoming a head coach, Shannon won the 2001 Broyles Award. an annual award given to honor the best assistant coach in college football.

During Shannon's six years as Miami's defensive coordinator, his defenses ranked as follows in total defense nationally:

2001: 6th

2002: 7th

2003: 2nd

2004: 28th

2005: 4th

2006: 7th


A deal has not been finalized, but sources confirmed all fingers are pointing to Shannon being named Will Muschamp's replacement.

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