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Hurricanes 'tearful,' 'sad' after Shannon fired

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09:00 AM ET 11.29 | With recruits in jeopardy and crowds waning, Randy Shannon is now a casualty of the coaching bottom line. Miami Hurricanes players drifted in for the 10:30 a.m. team meeting a few at a time Sunday, all of them looking as if they were arriving for a funeral. Some were too upset to talk. Shannon's firing the night before, just hours after their 23-20 overtime loss to South Florida, left them shocked, frustrated, saddened and now numb. "I was devastated," linebacker Jordan Futch said. "I almost didn't believe it." The meeting Sunday inside the Hecht Athletic Center on campus, at which Shannon wasn't present, lasted about 30 minutes. Several players wept. So did assistant coaches, all of whom Sunday decided to stay and coach the bowl game.

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November 29, 2010  09:11 AM ET

I think SVT got a little tearful....

November 29, 2010  09:15 AM ET

Great guy, HORRIBLE coach. If a guy don't know how to use a wrench, you don't hire him to fix the brakes on your car just because he's a nice guy.

November 29, 2010  09:16 AM ET
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I think SVT got a little tearful....

Only tears of joy I am sure.

November 29, 2010  09:17 AM ET
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Great guy, HORRIBLE coach. If a guy don't know how to use a wrench, you don't hire him to fix the brakes on your car just because he's a nice guy.

I would hire him to fix the brakes on my ex-wife's car.

November 29, 2010  09:22 AM ET

Crowds waning?

Miami actually had crowds at games? Since when?

November 29, 2010  09:27 AM ET

Where are all the media morons labeling Miami "racist" for firing a black head coach? Or does that only happen to Notre Dame?

November 29, 2010  09:28 AM ET
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Where are all the media morons labeling Miami "racist" for firing a black head coach? Or does that only happen to Notre Dame?

And just so everyone's clear... I'm NOT calling Miami racist!

November 29, 2010  09:40 AM ET
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And just so everyone's clear... I'm NOT calling Miami racist!

I wondered if anyone would play that card. Perhaps Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are on their way to South Florida. Isn't Donna shalalalalala the Prez there? Maybe they will hire a woman or another minority.

November 29, 2010  09:41 AM ET
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Crowds waning?Miami actually had crowds at games? Since when?

Very fairweather fans. When they win they have the fans. Which, I sure saw some empty seats at Penn State's game versus Michigan State. Paterno, it's time.

November 29, 2010  09:48 AM ET
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Very fairweather fans. When they win they have fans.

They have more for sure, but sports and Miami just don't mix. Even when teams win, support is minimal.

Must have something to do with all the tanned silicone bouncing around all year long.

November 29, 2010  09:48 AM ET

I'm sure the Rock was cryin'...

November 29, 2010  10:04 AM ET
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They have more for sure, but sports and Miami just don't mix. Even when teams win, support is minimal. Must have something to do with all the tanned silicone bouncing around all year long.

Yeah I just can't see the appeal of that. Hot latinas bouncing around in the sun, scantily clad on the beach... Sports is just so much better!

November 29, 2010  10:04 AM ET
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Who is on the list for new HC???SVT who do you want to lead the canes?

I have heard Mark Richt, Dan Mullen and Gus Malzahn. Who knows?

November 29, 2010  10:05 AM ET
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racist!!!!; )

Thank you.

November 29, 2010  10:13 AM ET
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Shannon did what he was HIRED to do; he changed the image of the program. Players were graduating and not being arrested. I'm sure the school wanted him to win but really winning something like the ACC was an added bonus. After Peta was shot and killed and the FIU brawl the program needed a serious image change. Randy, you did what was TRULY expected of you when you were hired so don't feel bad.

That sounds nice and all... but really I think it was the 1/4 full stadiums and the lack of winning that did him in. The next guy that comes in could let the student-athletes go right back to being thugs, but as long as he wins three straight National Championships Miami fans for the most part will be fine with him.

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November 29, 2010  10:29 AM ET

Don't most schools replace their HC when their fan base becomes so apathetic that they lose interest in attending home games? It's all about the money.

 
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