CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt
says "better days are ahead" for the Hurricanes, and that his
decision to fire Randy Shannon was far from easy.
Hocutt spoke Sunday with players about the decision, and was
emotional in a 20-minute news conference to discuss what happens
next for the Hurricanes. He fired Shannon after Miami finished a
7-5 regular season with an overtime loss to South Florida on
Saturday night, but that wasn't necessarily the final straw.
Hocutt says the decision "was not made on 60 minutes of
Shannon went 28-22 in his four years.
Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland is the interim head coach.
No assistant coaches were fired and Hocutt says all have committed
to stay through the bowl game.
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