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Randy Shannon will reportedly interview for Terps’ DC vacancy

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New Maryland head coach Randy Edsall was abruptly left with a vacancy at defensive coordinator when Don Brown unexpectedly left the Terps for the same job at Edsall’s former school Maryland.  Now it appears the coach will give a big name at least a look-see to fill the position.

Bruce Feldman of ESPN is reporting that former Miami head coach Randy Shannon (warning: pay-per-view link ahead!) will interview for the job this week.  Specifically, Feldman reports that Shannon is expected to interview with Edsall Tuesday and Wednesday in College Park.

Shannon was fired by the Hurricanes shortly after the end of the 2010 regular season, and his name was attached to head-coaching vacancies at Minnesota and Vanderbilt.  He was also rumored to be a candidate for the coordinator position at Texas that ultimately went to Manny Diaz.

The most serious speculation since his dismissal, though, has come recently.  Shannon reportedly interviewed for the coordinator job at UCLA and was thought to be the front-runner until news surfaced that the job would likely go to Rocky Seto.  Under some rather bizarre circumstances, Seto is no longer under consideration, so Maryland could have some competition from UCLA for Shannon’s services.

In addition to Shannon, Kevin Lempa is also being mentioned as a candidate.  The Washington Post reports that Lempa met with Edsall late last week regarding the coordinator vacancy.

Lempa spent the past four seasons on Ralph Friedgen‘s staff, but was not retained when Edsall took over the Terps.  Now, apparently, he’s under consideration for what would be a promotion.

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7 Responses to “Randy Shannon will reportedly interview for Terps’ DC vacancy”
  1. burntorangehorn says: Feb 8, 2011 9:49 AM

    For the life of me I can’t figure out why Shannon’s not landing a job. I’m still puzzled as to why Texas would take Manny Diaz over him. Maybe it’s an attitude that he brings into the interviews?

  2. biggrail says: Feb 8, 2011 12:53 PM

    Terp’s can use a headliner like Shannon. maybe make some headway into FLA.

  3. gatorfan1 says: Feb 8, 2011 1:36 PM

    “This will help Miami more than we’ll ever know”!!!!

  4. biggrail says: Feb 8, 2011 5:45 PM

    Ray Ray Armstrong S 6-4 218 Sanford, FL Sanford Seminole HS
    Malcolm Bunche OT 6-6 315 Newark, DE Newark HS
    Dyron Dye DE 6-4 215 Sanford, FL Sanford Seminole HS
    Shayon Green LB 6-2 225 Tifton, GA Tifton County HS
    A.J. Highsmith QB 6-0 186 Ft. Bend, TX Hightower HS
    Mike James RB 5-11 211 Davenport, FL Davenport Ridge HS
    Jermaine Johnson OT 6-6 309 Ft. Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas HS/Hargrave Military Academy
    Prince Kent S 6-3 195 Norcross, GA Norcross HS
    Brandon McGee CB 5-11 186 Lauderhill, FL Plantation HS
    Lamar Miller RB 5-11 205 Miami, FL Killian HS
    Stephen Plein TE 6-6 240 Ft. Myers, FL Ft. Myers HS
    Curtis Porter DT 6-2 334 Charlotte, NC Victory Christian HS
    Jamal Reid CB 6-1 175 Mayo, FL Lafayette HS
    Luther Robinson DT 6-3 280 Ft. Pierce, FL Westwood HS
    Billy Sanders TE 6-4 235 Coeur d’Alene, ID Lake City HS
    Olivier Vernon DE 6-3 239 Miami, FL American HS
    Brandon Washington OG 6-5 330 Miami, FL Northwestern HS/Milford Prep
    Jared Wheeler OG 6-5 310 Plantation, FL American Heritage HS
    Cory White OT 6-4 225 Jacksonville, FL Fleming Island HS

  5. biggrail says: Feb 8, 2011 5:46 PM

    Latwan Anderson Safety 5-10 185 Cleveland, OH Glenville HS
    Jermaine Barton Offensive Lineman 6-6 270 Ft. Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas
    Jeffrey Brown Defensive Tackle 6-3 275 Evanston, IL Evanston HS
    Malcolm Bunche Offensive Lineman 6-6 325 Newark, DE Newark HS/Milford Academy
    Kelvin Cain Linebacker 6-4 210 Clovis, CA Buchanan HS
    Eduardo Clements Running Back 5-10 185 Miami, FL Booker T Washington HS
    Asante-Jabari Cleveland Tight End 6-5 230 Sacramento, CA Christian Brothers HS
    Tyrone Cornelius Linebacker 6-2 195 Stone Mountain, GA Stephenson HS
    Devont’a Davis Defensive Back 6-2 180 Gainesville, FL Gainesville HS
    Jeremy Davis Corner Back 5-11 162 Ft. Myers, FL Ft. Myers HS
    Johnathan Feliciano Offensive Tackle 6-4 283 Davie, FL Western HS
    Chase Ford Tight End 6-6 245 Kilgore, TX Kilgore J.C.
    James Gaines Linebacker 6-3 205 Buffalo, NY Canisius HS
    Tavadis Glenn Offensive Tackle 6-5 265 Jacksonville, FL Terry Parker HS
    Maurice Hagens Fullback 6-1 235 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Tech HS
    Darion Hall Running back 6-1 200 Naples,FL Lely HS
    Seantrel Henderson Offensive Tackle 6-8 340 Saint Paul, MN Cretin-Derham Hall
    Allen Hurns Wide Receiver 6-2 175 Miami, FL Carol City HS
    Storm Johnson Runningback 6-1 217 Loganville, GA Loganville HS
    Brandon Linder Offensive Lineman 6-6 290 Ft. Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas
    Shane McDermott Center 6-3 266 Wellington, FL Palm Beach Central HS
    Stephen Morris Quarterback 6-2 186 Miami Shores, FL Monsignor Pace HS
    Kevin Nelson Linebacker 6-1 220 Gainesville, FL Gainesville HS
    Keion Payne Corner Back 6-0 165 Ft. Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas
    David Perry Defensive End 6-6 230 Ft. Lauderdale, FL University School HS
    Kacy Rodgers Corner Back 6-2 185 Southlake, TX Carroll HS
    Andrew Tallman Tight End 6-5 237 Dorchester, MA Boston College HS
    Delmar Taylor Defensive Tackle 6-4 265 Miami Beach, FL Miami Beach HS
    Clive Walford Tight End 6-6 225 Belle Glade, FL Glades Central HS
    Travis Williams Linebacker 6-2 189 Norfolk, VA Monsignor Pace HS

  6. biggrail says: Feb 8, 2011 5:48 PM

    Maryland fans would love to get a handful of these guys from Shannon’s 09 & 10 Classes.

  7. gatorfan1 says: Feb 9, 2011 11:39 AM

    Great!!! Now maybe all these supposed GREAT athletes have a coach who will help them be more than a .500 team!!!

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