Following up on rumors that have been burning slowly for the past couple of months and became white-hot in the aftermath of Miami’s fifth loss of the season, the school has made it official.
Randy Shannon is out as the Hurricanes head coach.
Via a press release, UM has announced the dismissal of Shannon, ending his four-year run at his alma mater.
“We have made a decision to seek new leadership for our football program,” athletic director Kirby Hocutt said in a statement. “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 Sunday at 1 p.m. ET and will have no further comment until the press conference.
Shannon’s career mark at UM stands at 28-22 overall and 16-16 in the ACC. The press release made no mention of whether or not Shannon will coach UM’s bowl game, although it would appear unlikely at this point.