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Randy Shannon to interview for UCLA’s DC job

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On Saturday, UCLA hired their new offensive coordinator.  At the expense — and probably for the betterment — of their old one.

Sunday, they come an experienced step closer to getting a coordinator on the other side of the ball.

Both the Los Angeles Daily News and ESPNLosAngeles.com are reporting that former Miami Hurricanes head coach Randy Shannon will interview for the Bruins’ vacancy at defensive coordinator today.  The Bruins have been sans a defensive coordinator since the middle of December when Chuck Bullough was fired.

Barring an unexpected development during the interview today, however, Shannon will not be the last person considered for the opening.  The Daily News reports that Shannon is one of several unnamed candidates expected to interview for the job this week.

Shannon was fired as Miami’s head coach shortly after the Hurricanes concluded their 2010 season.  Prior to that, Shannon was in charge of a ‘Canes defense that finished in the top ten in total defense five times during his six years as a DC.

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3 Responses to “Randy Shannon to interview for UCLA’s DC job”
  1. edgy says: Jan 23, 2011 11:08 AM

    I think that he has a pretty good chance but then again, Ricky The Kid threw out a prove college OC for a guy that didn’t exactly win any votes of confidence with the 49ers.

  2. chachooga says: Jan 23, 2011 1:48 PM

    As a UM fan, Shannon is a great DC hire. He has “coached up” some amazing talent even when they were “knicked up”. He likes to have guys “flyin around” and stuff.

    All joking aside, he failed as HC because of lack of desire for the show of things. He is a great coach and will make UCLA’s defense if he lands there. Wherever he lands, they will have a top quality DC, no doubt.

  3. burntorangehorn says: Jan 23, 2011 4:31 PM

    I’m jealous of UCLA if they sign him. Randy Shannon > Manny Diaz.

    Signed,

    Texas fan

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