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Miami: Firing not based on '60 minutes'

Updated: November 28, 2010, 11:04 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- His voice nearly cracking, Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt somberly laid out some of the many reasons why Randy Shannon was right for the Hurricanes.

The academic success. Improved recruiting classes. His decades as part of the Miami family.

Then there were 22 reasons that Hocutt couldn't ignore -- the games Miami lost under Shannon. In the end, those carried more weight than anything else.

A coach who left an indelible mark on Miami's past will ...

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