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...has been named Bret Bielema's new linebackers coach.
Putting together a great staff.
BBs goal was to have two coaches with solid Florida connections for recruiting. That is Shannon and Patridge. Shannon was coaching at TCU as a linebackers coach. I don't know the connection between BB and Shannon, but they are connected somehow. BB wanted to try and get Shannon to come to WI last year but nothing worked out.
Arky has to recruit FL well to compete in the SEC.
BB isn't dumb....might be an ass, but not dumb.
He is putting a staff that will be able to recruit all over and coach. Didn't the RB coach come from Wash? Now granted Shannon will be there 1 maybe 2 years, but he has a chance to go right into Miami and start getting kids now. First Golden has to worry about the NCAA and now this?
Too bad RS has a horrible relationship with most of the powerhouse programs in S Florida. The guy was a disaster at recruiting. Just ask yourself, why if he was so amazing did he go from head coach at freaking Miami to being a position coach. He is not all that.
Amazing what a little extra money can do. But still the move that makes no sense is hiring Ash as DC. He is just not a $500K+ guy, sorry to say. But the money Arkansas is investing is going to pay dividends I would imagine. How much remains to be seen.
Bert knows that Shannon has the connections to funnel the money to the right frontmen for the SEC recruits.
I'd rather have Andy Buh.
Didnt Randy Shannon burn a lot of high school coaching bridges in the Miami area??? I still don't get how he's only a LB coach....the way the defensive coaches are set up and how many of them are/were defensive coordinators it seems like the chicago bears coaching staff....marinelli-former coach, tice-former coach, lovie......soon to be former coach.
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