Former Miami coach Randy Shannon let go by Florida

It’s been an eventful season for former Miami head coach Randy Shannon.

Shannon, who coached Miami from 2007-2010, has been an assistant coach at Florida for the past three seasons and served as the defensive coordinator this year. When the Gators fired coach Jim McElwain following a Week 9 loss to Georgia, Shannon was promoted to the role of interim head coach.

Now, with a new coach in charge in Dan Mullen, Zach Abervoldi of SEC Country reported Tuesday that Shannon has been let go by the school.

Florida lost three of the four games in which Shannon served as coach, the only win coming against UAB. While Mullen will likely look to bring in his own assistants, the departure of Shannon could hurt the Gators — and, in turn, help Miami — on the recruiting trail.

Several Florida targets told Abolverdi and David Wilson of DieHards that they were hoping Mullen would retain the Florida assistants with whom they have built relationships, particularly Shannon. One such player who said he hoped Florida kept Shannon was running back Mark Richards, the younger brother of current Miami receiver Ahmon Richards.

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