Florida State University announced on Monday that Florida State University has hired former head football coach of the Miami Hurricanes, Randy Shannon (Randy Shannon) as a senior defense analyst.
Shannon, 55, has served as UCF’s defensive coordinator and guard coach for the past three seasons, but is not among the assistants Josh Huppel brought from UCF to Tennessee.
Shannon defeated opponents 28-22 in four seasons in Miami. He also spent the period from 2015 to 2017 in Florida, where he served as defensive coordinator and interim head coach for four games in 2017.
“The Seminole’s head coach Mike Norvell said in a statement: “Randy Shannon is a great addition to our employees. “I have worldwide respect for this man and coach Randy Shannon.His unique insights [defensive coordinator Adam] Fuller and the rest of our defensive personnel, and his relationship in Miami and the entire state of Florida will bring huge benefits to our entire plan. “
Shannon is a Miami native who served as a line guard in the Hurricanes and then became a member of the Dallas Cowboys under the leadership of Jimmy Johnson. He entered his alma mater in 1
Shannon led the Miami defense for the next five seasons before being promoted to head coach in 2007. Except from 2012 to 2014, he played for TCU for one season. After two seasons in Arkansas, he spent his entire coaching career in Florida. He has coached 9 first-tier All-American players, 78 all-around players and 52 NFL draft players, including 19 first-round picks.