CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision
tells The Associated Press that Miami fired coach Randy Shannon on
Saturday, hours after the Hurricanes finished a 7-5 regular season.
The fate of all members of Shannon's staff has not been
determined, according to the person, who spoke on condition of
anonymity because the university is not announcing the move until
Sunday. Some, if not all, will remain for Miami's bowl game.
Shannon received a four-year extension just before the start of
the 2010 season. He was 28-22 in four seasons at Miami.
Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt, who made the decision on
Shannon's fate, did not return calls and text messages seeking
comment. Hocutt made the decision shortly after Miami lost to South
Florida 23-20 in overtime on Saturday afternoon, in a game where
only about 27,000 people filled the 73,000 seats at Sun Life
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