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TCU LB coach resigns; Randy Shannon in the mix?

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We’re 50 days from the start of the college football season and TCU is looking for a new linebackers coach.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Tony Tademy resigned earlier this week following a seven-year stint with the Horned Frogs because he wanted to spend more time with his family. Tademy is expected to take a job as an assistant at a local high school (he came to TCU in 2005 from the high school ranks).

As for who could replace Tademy in the Frogs’ 4-2-5 defense, the Star-Telegram reports through a couple of sources that former Miami coach Randy Shannon is a “leading candidate.” Shannon’s been out of work since 2010, but his emphasis has been on the linebacker group.

If nothing else, it wouldn’t really be a coaching vacancy unless Shannon’s name was in the mix.

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11 Responses to “TCU LB coach resigns; Randy Shannon in the mix?”
  1. 35longmiles says: Jul 13, 2012 6:15 PM

    There is a reason he is out of work. He is an atrocious coach. He set Miami back easily five years. Ten if you consider all the violations that the NCAA report will show that he knew about. Run from this guy TCU. Cane fan will drone on and on bout his pedigree. Its all nonsense. This man has the single worst communication skils of any coach I have ever witnessed. Not even close. Just axe cane fan about the countless relationships he destroyed with high school coaches. Arrogant, clueless, IDIOT! And cane fan with an IQ that exceeds 87 (10%) will agree.

  2. mgavin78 says: Jul 13, 2012 8:53 PM


  3. canetic says: Jul 13, 2012 11:51 PM

    He’s the best. Sign him up!

  4. mik303 says: Jul 14, 2012 1:43 AM

    Randy Shannon did not prove to be the best head coach at Miami. Yes, he could have built better relationships with Florda High School Coaches. He changed coordinators like underwear, and at times, it seemed like his Miami teams were not ready to compete.

    BUT …

    Randy has absolutely no connection to the Nevin Shapiro scandal. Yahoo reported that Randy hated Nevin Shapiro, and warned his players about hanging around him. There is not a single shred of evidence that links Randy Shannon to any unethical behavior involving Shapiro. Randy never got cited by the NCAA for any recruiting violations. Miami’s graduation rate under Shannon is the highest on record. Plus the guy has National Championship rings as a player and a coordinator. The words “clueless” and “idiot” are pretty much overkill. Maybe he’s learned from the past, and will make the most of his new opportunity. Maybe not.

  5. axltcu says: Jul 14, 2012 2:59 AM

    He may have failed as a head coach but he was amazing as a coordinator. In 6 years as defensive coordinator at Miami they had at least a top 7 defensive 5 of those years. This is low risk high reward for TCU.

  6. mgavin78 says: Jul 14, 2012 5:32 AM

    Look at the players he had on D. East to be good when most of your D is in the NFL, but when he did not have the best players they were absolutely horrible..

  7. seanb20124 says: Jul 14, 2012 6:32 AM

    LB coach will soon find out that his family liked him better when he had a job.

  8. 35longmiles says: Jul 14, 2012 8:11 AM

    mik303 says:
    Jul 14, 2012 1:43 AM

    (Randy)…warned his players about hanging around him.

    Hey Mike the rocket scientist, why do you think Randy did that? Was it because he, a) just didn’t like Shpiro, or did he “hate” him and steer his players away from him because he, b) knew the guy was slimy? I’ll go with “b” all day. Meanwhile Mr. Hurtt was running around with Shapiro and disregarding pretty much every NCAA rule imaginable. This is the same guy who reported directly to Randy Shannon. Yet you think Shannon is Mr. Clean because he “graduated players?” His good deeds don’t mean squat when considering the infractions that incurred under his watch. He was the boss. He was responsible.

    Ultimately the NCAA will harshly penalize UM. Randy will be found culpable for a great number of things that occurred during that time. When violations occur at other schools you instinctively point at the head coach and discuss how dirty he is/was. Yet Randy is some saint who bares no responsibility in the massive Nevin Shapiro scandal? You sir, are a fool.

  9. mik303 says: Jul 14, 2012 9:47 AM

    Having a bad feeling about a booster, knowing that someone didn’t act right or smell right is what has Randy Shannon has been accused of. If there is anything else in the Yahoo report that says that Randy Shannon did something else, please let me know. Because everything other statement that you are making is an assumption. “Randy will be found culpable?” what? Are you an NCAA investigator? Besides, the Shapiro scandal occurred under the administration of 2 Head Coaches, not 1, which you fail to mention. Larry Coker has restarted his career, and did not face any penalty/accusation.

    Noone is calling Randy a saint. I have criticized his coaching already. He got fired from ESPN too for being unprepared and uninteresting. But all of your assumptions and accusations about Randy and Shapiro are not based in fact. As a matter of fact, I think that this situation is very similar to Butch Davis at North Carolina. Yes, violations happened under Butch’s watch, but he was not named by the NCAA for having direct involvement in the incidents.

    In your opinion, my opinion about Randy may be foolish or naive. But I’m sticking to my opinion, and yes, I have read the Yahoo report. Yes, I watched every game and followed every day of Randy Shannon’s coaching tenure. Innocent until proven guilty.

  10. 35longmiles says: Jul 14, 2012 12:59 PM

    Having a bad FEELING???? Lol


  11. rodge1 says: Jul 15, 2012 2:18 PM

    Don’t care where Randy goes as long as he’s far away from Coral Gables.

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