Report: Florida State finalizing deal to promote Randy Shannon to LB coach
Randy Shannon is going to be the next linebackers coach at Florida State, according to a report.
That’s per 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello, who notes that Shannon was an off-field assistant for the Seminoles this season.
Shannon, of course, is a veteran college coach who has been all over the Sunshine State. Before arriving at Florida State, Shannon was UCF’s defensive coordinator from 2018-20. He also has stints in various roles at Florida and Miami.
He’s replacing Chris Marve, who left Tallahassee earlier this offseason to be the next defensive coordinator at Virginia Tech. Shannon has extensive experience as a linebackers coach, filling that role at Florida (2015-16), Arkansas (2013-14) and TCU (2012) in recent years.
Florida State’s staff seems to be mostly holding together after a 5-7 season. The Seminoles fought hard in November, but were unable to make a bowl game after falling to Florida in the season finale.
Still, there’s still optimism around coach Mike Norvell and his ability to turn the program around. The Seminoles have struggled to get back on their feet after the end of the Jimbo Fisher era — and the brief Willie Taggart era — left the program lacking in the area of high-end talent.
Florida State’s 2022 recruiting class should go a long way toward correcting those issues. The Seminoles are expected to sign one of the best classes in the ACC this cycle. The Early Signing Period begins on Dec. 15.