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Defensive coordinator Shannon new Miami coach

Updated: December 12, 2006, 1:28 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Randy Shannon helped the Miami Hurricanes win three national championships. Now he'll try to reverse their decline.

Shannon, a former Hurricanes linebacker and their defensive coordinator since 2001, was chosen to replace Larry Coker as head coach and introduced at a news conference Friday.

"I deserved a shot," Shannon said. "I'm going have a lot of fun with it."

Miami fired Coker two weeks ago after the team finished the regular ...

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