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TCU confirms Randy Shannon’s hiring

Randy Shannon

Rumored to be in the works for the past couple of weeks, TCU has official confirmed the addition of a veteran defensive coach to Gary Paterson‘s staff.

In a release, the Horned Frogs announced that, as expected, Randy Shannon has been hired as Patterson’s new linebackers coach.  Shannon will replace Tony Tedemy, who abruptly resigned earlier this month.

Shannon did not coach last season, instead serving as an ESPN college football analyst.

From 2007-10, Shannon was the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes.  He was fired in late November of 2010, and subsequently sued the university for breach of contract.  The two sides ultimately settled the suit this past June.

Shannon has been linked to both head-coaching vacancies — ArizonaVanderbilt and Minnesota among others — as well as to assistant openings at Texas, Maryland and UCLA since his departure from his alma mater.

Prior to his time as the Canes’ head coach, he was defensive coordinator at the school for six years (2001-06) and held the title of linebackers coach for a total of six years (1993-97; 2006) as well.

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6 Responses to “TCU confirms Randy Shannon’s hiring”
  1. 35longmiles says: Jul 26, 2012 1:47 PM

    Lmao, this guy is the biggest cancer you have ever seen. Going from head coach to LB coach says all you need to know about this incredibly stupid man. The LB coach never gets blamed for anything do at least he’s tucked away in an irrelevant position. Still, he is the worst communicator on earth.

  2. coolhorn says: Jul 26, 2012 4:28 PM

    Gary Patterson isn’t known for making stupid moves. You don’t have the kind of record the Frogs have had over the last decade by coming to town on a load of turnips. If he believes that Shannon will fit in on his staff as linebackers coach, well…I’d tend to trust Patterson’s judgment.

  3. 35longmiles says: Jul 26, 2012 6:15 PM

    19 dislikes.. Lmao

    Cane fools

  4. 35longmiles says: Jul 27, 2012 8:57 AM

    Up to 29 dislikes by the cane fools. Do I hear 30?

    []_[] cane do it!

  5. Scott says: Jul 27, 2012 4:52 PM

    Cane fan. Good for Randy. Didn’t work out at the U, but everyone who’s a Randy hater loved the guy when he took over at Miami. Good pick up for the Horned Frogs.

  6. metroplexfrog says: Jul 29, 2012 6:14 PM

    Welcome, Randy. I know you’ll do a good job.

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