Q&A with Miami's Shannon 

April, 13, 2007
I spent a day at Miami recently. The buzz at UM this spring has centered around the arrival of dynamic freshman TB Graig Cooper as well as the curiosity about whether Kirby Freeman or Kyle Wright will emerge as the starting QB. But the biggest thing has been the attitude adjustment stemming from new head coach Randy Shannon. I sat down with Shannon last week for a little while to get a better sense on the pulse of the program.

Bruce Feldman: Being the first guy from inside the program, much less being a guy who grew up right here to take over as head coach at UM, does that add to the pressure or take some of it away?

Randy Shannon: No. I don't think of it as the pressure. Miami is one of a handful of schools in America that can say they can win a championship every year. It's expected. You don't go to a Miami or a Florida State or a USC and can be satisfied winning eight games. That just doesn't happen here.