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Maryland Offers Randy Shannon Defensive Coordinator Position

The Maryland Terrapins and new head football coach Randy Edsall are getting closer to completing their staff. They interviewed former Miami head coach Randy Shannon to be the new defensive coordinator earlier this week, and now according to Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun, they have offered him the job.

Maryland has made an offer to former University of Miami head coach Randy Shannon to be its defensive coordinator, a source with knowledge of the talks told The Baltimore Sun on Thursday.

Even better new for the Terps, Shannon is reportedly leaning towards accepting the job, even though there hasn't been a signed agreement yet.

Shannon, 44, has indicated he wants the job, the source said. There was no signed agreement as of late Thursday afternoon, and Shannon had returned to Miami to take care of unspecified business while Maryland awaited his response.

Let's hope that the "unspecified business" is painting his formerly green and orange trophy room red and black (and yellow and white). Shannon would be a big get for the Maryland staff that is still reeling from losing Don Brown to Connecticut. Most of the recruits on the defensive side of the ball came here because they wanted to play for Don Brown, and getting an established coach like Shannon might help alleviate some of their disappointment.