Randy Shannon to DC?

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Friday, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Friday

    Friday 500+ Posts


    Evidently he spurned Kentucky when our job opened. Eric Winston has tweeted he's the next DC at Texas.
  2. trueut2003

    trueut2003 250+ Posts

    Please, please, yes. I've always liked him.
  3. goredho

    goredho 100+ Posts

    He'd be an awesome choice.
  4. Joe2005

    Joe2005 500+ Posts

    This doesn't make any sense. Mack was supposedly blindsided by this a few hours ago and now we already have another DC that we didn't even interview? The process should move quickly, but this is silly. They should at least be evaluating multiple candidates. This would be a move of sheer panic if it's already a done deal.
  5. OldOrangeOne

    OldOrangeOne 100+ Posts

    Maybe there is more here than meets the eye but its not in the way everone thinks. Maybe out of courtesy, Mack already knew Florida was coming after Will and Will had told Mack he was taking the job. Maybe Mack has been putting out feelers because he knew this was coming.
  6. mandingo

    mandingo 2,500+ Posts

  7. SportsICT

    SportsICT 500+ Posts

    Randy Shannon was strongly being consider for the DC job before he took the HC at Miami. Mack knows him well, so it wouldn't surprise me if Mack offers Randy the position.
  8. tsmith44

    tsmith44 25+ Posts

    It moves quickly because Mack (and other coaches) always have a wish list for replacements. The quick moves are a result of preparation, not desperation.
  9. DavidCrockett

    DavidCrockett 25+ Posts


    Exactly, and don't think for a second through the year Mack wasn't getting prepared for this. He knew Muschamp's ego and ambition. He also knew the day he had to tell him "no, I'm doing this not that", Muschamp might bail.

    He's ready. Surprised but ready.
  10. l00p

    l00p 10,000+ Posts

    As noted above and in other threads, Randy Shannon was the top of the list or near it at the time of Muschamp coming over. He took the Miami job as he should have instead. If he was vetted by Mack and Co. then and established relationships with them they would know all about him. That he is available at this time would make it a fast decision.

    What gets me is Eric Winston tweeted. Winston the player, right? The Tight End? Eric Winston as in went to Midland Lee, played with Cedric Benson before playing at Miami and later the NFL?

    Last night Tebow tweets Will and now Eric tweets Randy? Bizarro world.
  11. jayakris

    jayakris 2,500+ Posts

    All kinds of retweeting going on right now from a recruitocosm tweet 20 min back that our recruits are being told that Shannon will be the DC. Take it for whatever it's worth.

  12. rickysrun

    rickysrun 2,500+ Posts

  13. Esmack

    Esmack 250+ Posts

    some of us here wanted Shannon originally...not Muschamp

    this would be great
  14. Mobyhorn

    Mobyhorn 250+ Posts

    Shannon would be the best choice.
  15. South Austin

    South Austin 2,500+ Posts

    Shannon, please, and ASAP.
  16. TexasGolf

    TexasGolf 2,500+ Posts

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    Names for defensive coordinator include:

    Randy Shannon - former Miami DC
    Kevin Steele - Clemson DC
    Everett Withers - North Carolina DC
    Jerry Gray - Seahawks DB coach

    Steele is the latest addition to the list and hasn't been talked about much. But Steele has a long-term friendship with Mack Brown, is a good recruiter and has pro and college experience as a LB and DC.

    Steele's most recently been at Clemson where he had the nation's 23rd-ranked defense this season for a 6-6 Clemson squad. Previously, he was DC for Nick Saban at Alabama prior to Kirby Smart.

    Shannon was on the brink of accepting the Kentucky defensive coordinator role yesterday before withdrawing his name from consideration.

    Still no word one way or the other on the futures of Major Applewhite or Duane Akina.

    The general impression that recruits had this morning was that they thought both were going to stay.

    But, as I've written in other posts, those are impressions and not definitive statements.

    They remain the RB and DB coach for Texas as of right now.

    Word out of Florida is that Will Muschamp also contacted Oscar Giles about possibly joining the staff.

    At this point, we have not confirmed that, but it is something folks are talking about in Gainesville.

    Mack Brown canceled a speaking event he was scheduled to give on Monday.

    With Muschamp gone and other assistants with offers, he has turned his attention entirely to the staff and recruiting players and recruiting staff.

    We expect a defensive coordinator hire within the next 24-48 hours if Mack gets the guy he is targeting. Wednesday would be the last day we would expect a defensive hire.


    For recruiting updates, please follow our thread on all of the recruits. Lots of news in there. Some guys are solid and some are waffling.
  17. Mobyhorn

    Mobyhorn 250+ Posts

    Soon, next 48 hours or less.
  18. Friday

    Friday 500+ Posts

    More smoke...

  19. TexasGolf

    TexasGolf 2,500+ Posts

    Shannon Emerging As Top DC

    By Josh Harvey
    Recruiting Analyst
    Date: Dec 12, 2010The Link

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

    YoLaDu Guest

    sheess.. It seems Texas wants Randy, and it appears Randy wants Texas..

    most HornFan posters want Randy..

    Am i being set up for disappointment?
  21. majorwhiteapples

    majorwhiteapples 5,000+ Posts

    Akina, Applewhite and Giles will take pay cuts for basically lateral moves. Major, maybe if he is promoted to OC at Florida.

    For Akina or Giles to leave it would tell me there is something majorly wrong in Austin.
  22. TexasGolf

    TexasGolf 2,500+ Posts

    sounds like the recruits want those guys to remain in Austin
  23. mandingo

    mandingo 2,500+ Posts

    FWIW, Recruitocosm twitter reporting recruits are being told Shannon to DC.

    Also, saying Major is staying, and increased interest in Harsin.

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  24. TexasGolf

    TexasGolf 2,500+ Posts

    Shannon and Harsin would be tits
  25. l00p

    l00p 10,000+ Posts

  26. Third Coast

    Third Coast 10,000+ Posts

    Shannon and Harsin would be an upgrade on both sides of the ball.
  27. allweatherHorn

    allweatherHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Totally agree, Third Coast. We go from disappointing losses to complete upgrade in one news cycle.
  28. rickysrun

    rickysrun 2,500+ Posts

  29. allwhetherHorn

    allwhetherHorn 250+ Posts

    Totally disagree... Harsin benefits from Boise State's superior talent and from what my sources tell me, he's just Peterson's errand boy; Shannon took Miami from a BCS program to being a Bowl eligible program.

    This is only getting worse.
  30. mandingo

    mandingo 2,500+ Posts

    I agree completely, Third Coast and allwEAtherhorn..

    I've been pulling for Harsin for a while now, and as soon as I heard WM was gone, my first thought was Shannon. He's very good and very consistent.

    Everyone spouting all this chicken little "sky is falling" crap needs to stop being such *******.

    Nobody is irreplaceable.


    P.S. Allweatherhorn, did you know you have a stalker?

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