TCU is set to name Randy Shannon as its new linebacker coach several sources said Monday. Shannon, who was head coach at Miami from 2007 to 2010, played for the Cowboys for two years after graduating from Miami in 1989. Shannon replaces Tony Tademy, who left the job to spend more time with his family, including two high school-age sons.
Shannon was a Miami Dolphin defensive assistant in 1998 and 1999 and coached linebackers in 2000. He was the Hurricanes’ defensive coordinator for six seasons before being named head coach in Dec. 2006. Under Shannon, the Hurricane defense ranked in the top 10 five of six seasons. Shannon went 28-22 as head coach at Miami.
-- Stefan Stevenson