Statements from Shannon, Stoutland

Randy Shannon and interim coach Jeff Stoutland both offered statements about the current situation. Read on to see what they're saying.

Former coach Randy Shannon:

"I am proud of the last four years at the University of Miami and what we have been able to accomplish. I have a deep respect and appreciation for the young men who have played here during my tenure."

"We established three winning seasons; continually improved in the Atlantic Coast Conference over the last four years; brought in strong recruiting classes; and just as importantly, made tremendous strides off the field with our academic progress rate and graduation success rate among the best nationally."

"I believe that I leave the Hurricanes football program with a stronger foundation upon which they can continue to build. I thank President Shalala for the opportunity. Those that know my history, know of my passion and dedication to the 'U', and only want success for this Univeristy moving forward."

Jeff Stoutland:
"The reason that I became a coach is to serve student-athletes. We are in a tough situation - there is no doubt, but that does not change our commitment to the young men on this team. Everyone on this coaching staff remains fully committed to this program and finishing this season the right way. We are going to do everything in our power to prepare for a winning bowl experience, and continue the highest standard of excellence off the field."


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