CaneSport.com, the Miami affiliated Rivals site, is reporting Miami head coach Randy Shannon has been fired. The report follows rumors of a late-night meeting in Miami between president Donna Shalala and advisors to determine the future of the football program and Shannon.
Citing multiple sources, CaneSport said word that Shannon was ousted was slowly spreading in Coral Gables and that players were upset with the decision.
Word of the decision began filtering through players and coaches in the mid-evening hours that followed the stunning overtime loss to South Florida on Saturday.
Players were said to be very upset, feeling that they let Shannon down.
The Hurricanes finished the regular season at 7-5 after a 23-20 overtime loss to South Florida at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday. Shannon has compiled a 28-22 record, including a 16-16 mark in the ACC in four years as head coach of the Hurricanes.
More on the situation as it develops. Check out our StoryStream on Shannon and the Hurricanes for the latest updates.