2001 Miami Hurricanes Roster
December 14, 2010 by staff
Shannon will inherit Will Muschamp’s defense that ranked 7th in YPG and 51st in scoring defense.
Randy Shannon was defensive coordinator for the Miami Hurricanes succeed in their 2001 season’s national championship, and his defenses have continued to be successful in its mandate.
The Backyard Brawl fighters are closely related – but this time it is off the field.
West Virginia has expressed interest in Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen, a coach who was one of the best hopes for the opening Pitt.
Sources have confirmed to the Post-Gazette on Monday afternoon, a senior official of the sports department of West Virginia has been in contact with Holgorsen position of head coach of West Virginia, even if it does There is no current vacancy with Bill Stewart now that position.
Holgorsen was among the best candidates for the job at Pitt, but on Monday it was confirmed he would not be considered for this position and that the former coach Al Golden Temple has been the target early in the research. Golden was hired by the Miami Hurricanes at the weekend.
The Panthers will now turn to other candidates. The only other two known candidates who had at least some degree of contact with Pitt San Diego State coach Brady Hoke and Miami of Ohio coach Michael Haywood.
Pitt has hired a research firm – Parker Executive Search in Atlanta – to help identify and meet candidates. In this process, schools and candidates are able to refuse to connect without lying.
A source has confirmed that it is likely Stewart will be triggered if West Virginia does not win the Champs Sports Bowl Dec. 28 against North Carolina State, and an ending that could happen regardless of the outcome.
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck returned a call to the Post-Gazette on Monday, but refused to comment on the use of Stewart. Stewart also declined comment.
A bowl victory in the game give the Mountaineers their fifth consecutive win after starting the year 5-3.
Stewart has a 28-11 record in three seasons as head coach of West Virginia’s second win over West Virginia history through 39 games.
A source also confirmed that the continued ramp Holgorsen after West Virginia lost back to back Big East Conference games in late October, falling at home against Syracuse, and then on the road in a game televised nationally cons Connecticut.
Holgorsen Luck and have an existing relationship that is earlier than each of their current employers.
Holgorsen coach at Texas Tech 2000-07 and Houston in 2008-09 before going to Oklahoma and still maintains a residence in Houston.
In 2001, Luck has accepted a position as CEO of the Houston Sports Authority before becoming team president of Houston Dynamo soccer in 2005. He became sports director of West Virginia in June, but still maintains a residence in Houston.
According to one source, Luck was extremely shocked by the attendance of West Virginia during his last game at home this season, as Mountaineer Field had 48,386 attend the victory against Rutgers on Dec. 4. As such, Luck saw more than 10,000 no-show as a barometer of the decline in the level of excitement around the program.
The source also confirmed that West Virginia offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen would be a factor in hiring. Mullen is a finalist for the position of head coach at Kent State. If he were to do the work of Kent State, the source said a succession plan might be to work under Holgorsen Stewart for one season as offensive coordinator with the understanding that Stewart was going to retire after the 2011 season, opening Holgorsen the way to becoming the head coach.
The source said Stewart, whose contract runs until the 2013 season, vehemently against such a plan.
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