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    October 8, 2014

    Randy Shannon Was a Better Coach Than Al Golden and Here's the Proof

    The Miami Hurricanes dropped their third game of the season against Georgia Tech this past Saturday, all but assuring that the 2014-15 campaign will be just another dead-end. The frustrating loss to the Yellow Jackets has even caused some of Al Golden's most loyal supporters to reconsider their alle ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    Louisville Destroyed Miami With Local Kids Who Used to Love the U

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke addresses why the U is no longer black Miami's favorite college. At the Russell Athletic Bowl last weekend, Teddy Bridgewater a ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    December 7, 2012

    Randy Shannon Rumored as Potential FSU Defensive Coordinator Candidate

    There's been a lot of interesting rumors about the job prospects of various former University of MIami head coaches this week, but man, oh man, this one just hurts. Randy Shannon is rumored to be in contention to become the next defensive coordinator for the Florida State Seminoles, and nothing ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    December 4, 2012

    Jon Embree, Randy Shannon and Other Black Coaches Never Get a Second Chance

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke talks about the unfair treatment of African-American college football coaches.The firing of Jon Embree as head coach of the Unive ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    October 30, 2012

    Donna Shalala Is Running Hurricanes Football Into the Ground

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses the sorry state of Hurricanes football.It is University of Miami Coach Al Golden's second year on the job, and he's on h ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Hurricanes Trouble: Al Golden Ain't Got Much Love for Randy Shannon's Recruits

    It's always awkward when a new college football head coach comes to town, especially for the players who were recruited by the previous guy.Two upperclassmen with the Miami Hurricanes, both recruited by fired coach Randy Shannon, have quit in the past month, leading to speculation that Al Golden is ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Randy Shannon Sues University of Miami, Says School Is Stiffing Him On Contract Payments

    Former University of Miami football coach Randy Shannon has filed a lawsuit against UM in Miami-Dade court, alleging that the school is stiffing him on money he's owed. After firing the coach in November 2010, the school has tried to pro-rate the cash its still obligated to pay Shannon -- a maneuver ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    University of Miami Football Team Advertising For "Any Student That Is At Least 6'1 And 230 Pounds"

    Is this a sign of a University of Miami football apocalypse? The Hurricanes are are posting fliers around the school Wellness Center, asking "any student that is at least 6'1 and 230 pounds" to contact the team about becoming offensive linemen. We gotta say, this does not strike us as Division-1 ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Randy Shannon Could Replace Howard Schnellenberger at FAU

    ​With college football legend Howard Schnellenberger set to end his storied career at the end of the season, Florida Atlantic University is officially on the hunt for a successor. Could they be replacing one former University of Miami head coach with another? Randy Shannon is apparently near the t ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Luther Campbell First to Break Randy Shannon Hates Nevin Shapiro Angle

    ​When it comes to the University of Miami football program, Luther Campbell is like E.F. Hutton. When he speaks, everybody needs to listen.Campbell's weekly Miami New Times column, "Luke's Gospel," was the first to report the rift between former Hurricanes football head coach Randy Shannon and Nev ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Randy Shannon's Name Keeps Popping Up as Possible Butch Davis Replacement

    ​In a shocking bit of fate, Butch Davis, the man widely credited for getting the Miami Hurricanes house back in order after NCAA sanctions, has been fired for dragging the UNC Tar Heels into their own NCAA investigation quagmire. The news cycle being what it is, sports writers are already offering ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Randy Shannon Declines Maryland's Offer

    ​With ESPN scheduling Miami's season opener against Maryland for its sweet Labor Day night spot, it seemed the drama would be that former Hurricanes head coach Randy Shannon would be on the opposite sideline coordinating the Terrapin's defense. Now, according to the Baltimore Sun though an agreeme ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    2011 Miami Hurricanes Schedule Released

    Will the 'Canes open their first game against Randy Shannon? ​The 2011 Miami Hurricanes Schedule has been released, and despite some rumors, they won't be opening the season against Florida State. Though the opener could be even more interesting as they'll travel up to Maryland for a Monday night ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Randy Shannon Reportedly Interviewing for Maryland's DC Job

    Where pretty sick of trying to follow the Randy Shannon job hunt as apparently interest from Texas and UCLA lead nowhere, but according to an ESPN reporter Shannon is going to interview for the Defensive Coordinator position at Maryland. Yes, Maryland would be a rival ACC school. Yes, Miami and Mary ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Urban Meyer and Randy Shannon Land Gigs on ESPN

    ​Former UF coach Urban Meyer and former UM coach Randy Shannon saw their careers as heads of two of Florida's big three college football teams come to an end after this season for very different reasons, but they both appear to be headed to the same place: ESPN of course. Meyer, who won two nation ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Is Randy Shannon About to Become UCLA's Defensive Coordinator?

    ​Former Miami Hurricanes head coach Randy Shannon has never been associated with another college team. He played at UM, became a graduate assistant, and gradually worked his way up the coaching ladder to get to the top. No one questioned whether Shannon bled orange and green, but according to some ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Manny Diaz Jr., Not Randy Shannon, Is Probably Texas's New Defensive Coordinator

    ​Rare is the day when a Miami politician's child gets a big job through ways other than blatant and shady nepotism.Manny Diaz Jr., son of the former mayor of Miami, is apparently the leading candidate to become the Texas Longhorn's defensive coordinator. According to some sports blogs, he's alread ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Teddy Bridgewater Commits to Louisville, Spurning Canes

    via InsideTheU​Al Golden has only been in charge of the Miami Hurricanes for a week, and he's already lost a major recruiting battle. Teddy Bridgewater, the quarterback for Miami Northwestern and rated the number two best quarterback prospect in the country by, has committed to the Univ ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Uncle Luke Claims Randy Shannon To Texas Done Deal, Longhorns Spokesman Won't Confirm

    Randy Shannon​Miami New Times columnist and volunteer high school football coach Luther Campbell has got the sports media blogs jumping on his Twitter feed. Deadspin just posted an item about Campbell's tweet that Randy Shannon, recently fired as the University of Miami's football head coach, has ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Star Recruit Teddy Bridgewater Decommits From Miami

    via InsideTheU​While the Hurricanes are still in the midst of finding their next head coach, the quality recruiting class former coach Randy Shannon had begun to put together is falling apart. Miami Northwestern QB Tedd Bridgewater, rated the second best dual threat quarterback in the country by R ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    University of Minnesota Interested in Hiring Randy Shannon

    Hurricanes fans are caught up in the midst of Gruden-mania right now (AD Kirby Hocutt is reportedly set to meet with Jon Gruden today in Tampa), but the other side of the puzzle resulting from Miami's newly vacant head coaching position is where former coach Randy Shannon will land. Well, accordin ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Who Will Be The Miami Hurricanes Next Coach? Here's Every Rumored Candidate

    We still have mixed emotions over the firing of Randy Shannon, but it's time to move on and start wildly speculating on who will be the next coach of the Miami Hurricanes. Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt has hired a firm to assist in the quest, and reportedly the 'Canes will be looking for someone wh ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Randy's Gone, But Will Donna Shalala and Kirby Hocutt Step Up?

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Uncle Luke comes to terms with the end of the Randy Shannon era.Saturday was one of the saddest days for Miami-Dade's Afri ... More >>

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    November 27, 2010

    Miami Hurricanes Fire Randy Shannon

    In a lot of ways Randy Shannon was a dream coach for the Miami Hurricanes: a native of the city, a graduate of the program, a great recruiter, and a dedicated leader who kept his players on the right track off the field. At the end of the day the thing that matters most is wins (as Jay-Z says, moral ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Randy Shannon Will Win A National Championship

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this exclusive online column, Luke hits back at the Randy Shannon haters.I'm really sick and tired of hearing all these sports tal ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    The Annual "Fire Randy Shannon" Campaign Starts Up Again

    ​It's still hard for Riptide to talk about, but Saturday's dismantling of the Miami Hurricanes by the Florida State Seminoles was one of the hardest, most demoralizing things we've ever had to watch. Before that the 'Canes were sitting as the highest ranked team in Florida and a universal favorite ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Miami Hurricanes Take on Pitt Tonight In Our Last Chance to Defend The Honor of the ACC

    When it comes to football, the Atlantic Coast Conference has become a sad, depressing little thing this season. Given the sentiment in the sports universe lately it seems some would be happy to see the ACC downgraded to a flag football club. Granted, Virginia Tech's woes are most to blame for that s ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    'Canes QB Jacory Harris Received Racist Twitter Messages After Ohio State Loss

    ​One of the allures of Twitter is that you're only an @ symbol away from sending a message to some of your favorite celebrities, politicians, and sports stars. Usually those messages are positive, but sometimes the turn ugly. Chances are the star might not ever see it, but Miami Hurricanes QB Jaco ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    'Canes Coach Shannon Orders All Players To Shut Down Their Twitters

    No longer will we get to read the inner thoughts of Damien Berry or follow the sartorial misadventures of Jacory Harris. Miami Hurricanes football coach Randy Shannon has heard of this thing called "Twitter," and he simply does not care for it. Apparently he thinks it's distracting the team 140 char ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    One Dead, Two Injured in Taxi Cab Drive-By Shooting

    ​In today's roundup of bullets and other bad things: A taxi cab is shot up in a drive-by, leaving one man dead; another teen is a victim of gun violence in Liberty City; the Miami Hurricanes football team struggles with Twitter; and early voting begins.

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    May 18, 2010

    New Millions Don't Add Up to Big Tip From UM Coach at Sports Exchange in Gables

    Coach likes the Fish and Chips at The Sports Exchange​Less than a week after signing a new multi-year, multi-million dollar extension to coach the fabled University of Miami Hurricane Football Team, Randy Shannon took a female companion to dine at one his favorite haunts last night, the Spor ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Hurricanes Interested in Playing Crimson Tide in 2012 Opener

    Battle of the mascots that have nothing to do with the team name?​Whatever the Miami Hurricanes road map is to get back to championship contention, it certainly doesn't go through super-easy out-of-conference games (unlike, say, those Gators). The Miami Herald reports that the Canes are in di ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Fate of Both Jacory Harris' Thumbs and Jason Taylor Still Up In the Air

    ​Before this ordeal, we had no idea how serious thumb surgery can be. Canes QB Jacory Harris went in for surgery on his opposing digits shortly after last season and still isn't able to throw a ball. However coach Randy Shannon says he should be doing what it is QBs do next month. There might even ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Hurricanes 23rd on ESPN's Way-Too-Early Pre-Season Football Rankings

    ​Last season for Miami Hurricanes fans was a respectful rebound, and should provide encouragement that our days of being left off most pre-season polls are over.The season doesn't officially kick off for another seven months, but that hasn't stopped ESPN's Mark Schlabach from making his pre-se ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Signing Day: Hurricanes Class May Not Glitter, but Could be Gold

    ​Former Hurricanes Coach Larry Coker was criticized for his over-reliance on internet site rankings and media buzz when it came to recruiting. Of course, Coker is the former coach for a reason, and we're never truly sure what to make of National Signing day bruahaha. But current Coach Randy Shanno ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Glenn Garvin Totally Doesn't Get The U, Insults Randy Shannon

    via RakonturHow is it that a man who's paid to review television doesn't seem able to grasp ESPN's The U in the same way that writers who don't generally review films do? Oh right, because it's The Herald's Glenn Garvin we're talkin' about.While other early reviews of Rakontur's documentary on Miami ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Did the Hurricanes Return to the Studio for a New Rap Song?

    Remember "The 7th Floor Crew," the raunchy nine-minute rap opus dedicated to gangbanging ladies, recorded by members of the University of Miami football team? Boy, do we, and it's with a bit of trepidation we report that some are speculating a new rap song recorded by current Canes players has surf ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    News Roundup

    A boat carrying about 200 Haitians capsized. Two are dead and about 85 are missing. [AFP]Found in Miami: Another dead horse, believed to have been killed for meat. [NBCMiami]"Can you tweet your way to a job?" Maybe, but it just sounds sad. [Herald]"Miami Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon: Top concern i ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalA lady who faked her own kidnapping in hopes of getting a ransom from her husband is in jail. [CBS4]The man who shot his wife and daughter Easter Sunday before shooting himself died in the hospital. The victims remain in stable condition. [Herald]The son who shot South Miami Commissioner Jay Be ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009

    Relive All the Magic of the Canes' 7-6 Season

    "Get your hot new DVDs of a franchise that used to be amazing and now is just kind of 'meh'! Right here! Only $20!" "Oh, you've got Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?" "No, it's the highlight DVD of the Miami Hurricanes' 2008 football season."Even AllCanes, the company hawking i ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    Statistically, Randy Shannon Has Two More Years To Win a National Championship

    Bruce Feldman is no stranger to Canes Football. He literally wrote the book, Canes Mutiny, on the team. His recent blog post over at ESPN doesn't directly address the Canes, but it does bring up an interesting point to ponder: in eight of the ten past seasons the National Championship has been won b ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Thug U: The Basketball Years? No, But A Player Got Arrested

    Randy Shannon has been in Catholic nun mode trying to steer his football players clear of the rich thug history of the UM football program, but we're guessing after yesterday's shenanigans, Frank Haith may want to borrow Shannon's habit and ruler to slap the knuckles of his basketball team. Suspende ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Marve Can Now Transfer to Florida's Best Safety Schools

    Former UM Hurricanes starting quarterback Robert Marve apparently thinks he is the next Tim Tebow, despite the fact he has never really shown that kind of talent on the field. Nonetheless, he would really like to at least have the option of transferring to the newly crowned champs in Gainsville. ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    QB Robert Marve Leaving Canes and Bad Blood with Randy Shannon

    This picture of Miami Hurricanes QB Robert Marve is on Flickr and taken during his high school days and I have been waiting for the right time to post it. Sadly I will never get that chance as Marve was granted release from the team today. Marve started all but two of the Canes games this year, but ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Randy Shannon's Cryptic Punditry

    UM Coach Randy Shannon is clearly sending secret signals to the GOP about the path to redemption after a few years of stining defeat. Listen Republicans, Randy Shannon took the helms of Larry Coker's sinking ship and has turned it around. Whoever takes over your party in is going to face the same pr ... More >>

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