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Randy Shannon suing Miami for breach of contract

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About a year and a half after being fired as the head coach of Miami, Randy Shannon is taking his former employer to court over a payout dispute.

Thanks to a case document from, Shannon is seeking damages from the school in the form of unpaid compensation dictated by his employment contract. Additionally, and according to the document, UM is attempting to recover “amounts overpaid” to Shannon in his Guarantee Agreement.

You can read the entire document HEREbut the long and short of it is Shannon claims Miami improperly prorate payments due to him. He is pursuing litigation on three counts: breach of contract — guarantee, declaratory relief and breach of contract — additional compensation for bowl appearance (Sun Bowl).

The document does not say how much Shannon believes he is entitled to — although it states Shannon was fired without cause — but it is a case involving damages more than $15,000.

(Hat tip: AllCanesRadio

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9 Responses to “Randy Shannon suing Miami for breach of contract”
  1. biggestredmiami says: May 2, 2012 10:42 PM

    Losing so many games at the U is a breach of contract.

  2. rodge1 says: May 2, 2012 10:52 PM

    He shouldn’t have made a penny based on his performance.

  3. thacloser86 says: May 3, 2012 12:56 AM

    Get that money Randy I hear ya haters everywhere we go damn!!!!!!!!!

  4. rodge1 says: May 3, 2012 8:05 AM

    Yeah Randy, get that undeserved money! There will always be haters everywhere you go because you suck as a coach.

  5. imforbigblue says: May 3, 2012 8:44 AM

    Kind of hard to win games when you can’t cheat to win anymore huh lol. Plus it’s hard to win when your thug players are always getting in trouble or in jail

  6. rodge1 says: May 3, 2012 8:55 AM

    Randy sucking as a coach has nothing to do with thugs. There are thugs on every college team even yours. It has to do with terrible coaching decisions and worse player development.

  7. deadeye says: May 3, 2012 11:43 AM

    Apparently the University of Miami forgot to specify that Randy Shannon sucking as a coach was grounds for dismissal.

  8. uhemi says: May 4, 2012 7:08 PM

    imforbigblue, my friend you really need to get your head out of your ass, its 2012 already.

  9. 35longmiles says: May 5, 2012 6:11 AM

    Everything about his tenure was a farce. Cane meatheads bragged about what a great recruiter he was based on the laughable “#1 ’08 class”. His recruiting steadily declined after those overrated NW Bulls jumped aboard. The cupboard was one teacup away from bare when he thankfully got the axe. (The NCAA will clip UM’s wings befor AG has a chance to fix this hot mess)

    We all agree that Duke is a tough place to play since you have to “walk up a hill to get to the field.” Yes, he actually said that. His verbal gaffes were many and highly entertaining. A walk-on shatters the jaw of one of his starters in a locker room fight and this idiot remarks, “They was jus wrasslin around.”

    The Nevin Shapiro shytstorm raged on through his time there. It is said that he “hated” Shapiro and told players to stay away from him. That has all the trappings of a coach who knew things were going on behind the scenes but displayed a failure to monitor.

    He was arrogant. He was a horrible communicator. He was toxic with coaching staffs. His gaffes were almost daily. And through his entire dumpster fire tenure, canes fans loudly proclaimed what an outstanding mentor and coach he was.

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