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Shannon: I'm not going to sugar-coat it. My fault.

Following the 45-17 loss to Florida State, Miami (FL) head coach Randy Shannon was a coach of few words.

During Shannon’s three minute post-game press conference, Shannon explained, “Basically, I’m not going to sugar-coat it. We just got our butt whipped tonight. Prime, simple, and easy. My fault as the coach at the University of Miami. I’m not going to blame the kids.”

“We didn’t tackle very much. Offensive line and defensive line didn’t do anything tonight. That was the key to the game. I’m not going to sugar-coat it. They just dominated both line of scrimmages.”

Florida State rushed for 298 yards and finished with 471 total yards on 62 snaps. 

Shannon has no doubt his team will be ready to play next week against Duke. When asked to describe what he would have done differently and how he will make certain his team is ready to play next week, Shannon quickly and bluntly responded, “We’ll be ready to play.”

“It wasn’t a travesty. It’s one game. Up front, we got beat. That is my fault as a coach.”