Florida State has announced the addition of veteran defensive coach Randy Shannon to the staff this morning.
His official title is senior defensive analyst.
“Randy Shannon is a tremendous addition to our staff,” head coach Mike Norvell shared in the school’s statement.
“I have all the respect in the world for the person and coach Randy Shannon is. His unique perspective will be valuable to Coach Fuller and the rest of our defensive staff, while his relationships in Miami and throughout the state of Florida will be a great benefit for our entire program.”
Shannon, the winner of the Broyles award in 2001 as the defensive coordinator at Miami, has spent the past three seasons coordinating the defense at UCF and coaching their linebackers.
He spent from 2007-2010 as the head coach at Miami, going 28-22 overall before being let go prior to their bowl game in his final season.
Shannon’s roots in Florida run as deep as any coach in college football. Outside of a few seasons as an assistant at TCU (2012) and Arkansas (2015-16), Shannon has spent his entire coaching career in the Sunshine State with stops at Miami, Florida, UCF and with the Dolphins, with coordinator titles with the Knights, Gators, and ‘Canes along the way.
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