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