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Randy Shannon Reportedly Will Interview For Maryland Football Defensive Coordinator Position

The Maryland football team suffered a surprising and damaging loss when defensive coordinator Don Brown, one of its top recruiters and a very well-respected defensive mind, abruptly left to take the same position at Connecticut. However, they could end up filling the position with someone who is even more well-known, especially around the ACC.

Former Miami coach Randy Shannon will reportedly interview with the Terps this week, according to ESPN's Bruce Feldman.

I'm told Randy Shannon is scheduled to interview for the vacant Maryland DC job this wk.     

Shannon was fired as Miami's head coach in December after finishing 28-22 in four seasons on the job. The Hurricanes were 7-5 last season, but more is expected in that town, which caused Shannon to be dismissed before the team's bowl game. However, Shannon cut his teeth as an excellent defensive coordinator for six seasons at Miami prior to being promoted, and has also worked as a linebackers coach for the Miami Dolphins. He is also known as a very good recruiter, pulling in highly-ranked classes regularly while serving as Miami's head coach.

If Shannon is hired, it will give new coach Randy Edsall two experienced assistants. Former LSU offensive coordinator and Louisiana Tech and BYU head coach Gary Crowton accepted an offer to become Maryland's offensive coordinator last month.