Is Randy Shannon About to Become UCLA's Defensive Coordinator?
Shannon was fired by the 'Canes after four disappointing seasons, but his previous run as the team's defensive coordinator (the defense ranked in the top ten during five of his six seasons), his connection to players, good recruiting skills, and sense of discipline meant it was only a matter of time before some team scooped him up.
Rumors of his hire as the head coach at Minnesota and D.C. at Texas never panned out, but it appears that Shannon is the leading candidate to land the position at UCLA.
The Bruins fired Chuck Bullough following the end of the season and recently hired a new offensive coordinator as well. ESPN has reported that both sides would talk today. A Scout.com blog claims that Shannon has already been offered the job.
The Bruins are coming off a tough 4-8 season, though they did rack up a big win over Texas. The move shouldn't upset 'Canes fans too much. No one would begrudge him a chance at a new start, and with UCLA on the other side of the country, there's not much threat ...unless Shannon helps the Bruins step up their recruiting game in South Florida to the detriment of Miami.
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