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Bianchi: FSU should've hired Randy Shannon before Gators did

Bianchi: FSU should've hired Randy Shannon before Gators did

GAINESVILLE — The question isn't why Randy Shannon was hired by new Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain; the question is why Shannon wasn't hired by old Florida head coach Will Muschamp. Or Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher. Or any other head coach in this state, for that matter. Shannon is not only the respected former head coach at the University of Miami, he was the ultra-successful defensive coordinator at UM and unprecedented South Florida recruiting kingpin before that. Why wouldn't Muschamp, Fisher or even UCF coach George O'Leary at least attempt to hire Shannon as a defensive coordinator? Why wouldn't USF have tried to hire him as...

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