Randy Shannon, Miami alum and former Hurricane head coach, is suing the University of Miami for a breach of their contract. Shannon is saying that the university did not pay him all that he was guaranteed in his final contract.
Shannon was fired in November of 2010 with a record of 28-22 in his four seasons as the Hurricane’s head coach. Apparently on February 1st of 2010 and employment agreement and a guarantee agreement both went into effect, but because both of those were less than a year old, Miami decided to prorate the amount of what Shannon was to be paid.
”They are taking a credit for what they contend is an overpayment,” said Shannon’s attorney, Jack Scarola. ”It’s our position in the lawsuit that they are not entitled to do that.”
The suit also says that the school withheld Shannon’s bonus that he was due for making the Sun Bowl with the Canes in 2010.
”Clearly, the team qualified for the Sun Bowl as a consequence of the record established when he was there,” Scarola said.
Shannon has remained “untainted” after the scandal that was revealed in 2011. Shannon avoided any major contact with Nevin Shapiro, the booster that claims to have provided massive amounts of benefits to players from 2002 to 2010.
The problem Miami will have is that word “guarantee”. Yeah, Shannon didn’t do what he was hired to do, but Miami didn’t exactly hold up much on their end both prior to his time there and during.