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FSU linebackers’ versatility, progress please position coach Randy Shannon

Florida State linebackers coach Randy Shannon knows that for the Seminoles succeed this season, they’ll need to create negative plays on defense Through the first two weeks of preseason camp and after Saturday’s scrimmage, Shannon’s group has met those expectations. “We felt like we’ve got a good group of new kids, guys that can do a lot of different things, playing different positions and ...
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Linebackers coach Randy Shannon speaks on position group progress

For Florida State Seminoles football to be successful on defense in 2022, it’s going to take a major elevation on the part of the linebackers. A weak point of the defense over the last few seasons, the Seminoles saw Kalen DeLoach take a major step forward in 2021 and brought in UCF transfer Tatum Bethune to infuse some talent and experience into the room.

2023 JUCO LB Justin Jefferson offered by FSU, Randy Shannon

Florida State offered Pearl River C.C. (Miss.) linebacker Justin Jefferson, a 2023 prospect, on Sunday. Jefferson mentioned FSU co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Randy Shannon when sharing news of the offer. “A good convo with coach Shannon,” Jefferson told “We was just chopping it up when he offered me....

Randy Shannon visits athletic Arkansas linebacker

Florida State linebackers coach Randy Shannon stopped by Star City (Ark.) High to visit linebacker CJ Turner on Monday. Turner, who committed to Colorado in April, has been on FSU’s radar recently. He told Noles247 that he and Shannon exchanged contact info, and that he hopes to get to FSU for a visit this offseason.

Kalen DeLoach on being a veteran LB, newcomers at LB, and working under Randy Shannon

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State linebacker Kalen DeLoach discusses being a veteran now. He also shared his thoughts on transfer linebacker Tatum Bethune, who is now alongside him. He also talked about freshman linebacker Omar Graham Jr.. Another topic discussed by DeLoach is working with new linebackers coach, and co-defensive coordinator, Randy Shannon. He also shared some thoughts on the running backs he is going against and more. The complete video interview with DeLoach is below:

Randy Shannon is back on the field coaching with FSU after spending last season as an analyst

Randy Shannon’s coaching resume reads like a road map of Florida with postcard stops along the way. Shannon, 56, is the epitome of a journeyman coach. For close to three decades, he’s traversed the coaching landscape while spending time at all three of the Power 5 college football programs in the Sunshine State: Florida, Miami and Florida State. He’s done everything from coaching linebackers ...

FSU releases contract details for several football coaches including Alex Atkins, Randy Shannon

Florida State’s Alex Atkins will receive a pay increase to go along with his new duties as the Seminoles offensive coordinator. Atkins, who also serves as FSU’s offensive line coach, signed a 3-year deal that keeps him with the school through Dec. 31, 2024, according to contract information obtained through a Freedom of Information request. The new contract comes with a sizable raise, ...
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FSU Co-DC, linebackers coach Randy Shannon hopes to use experience, relationships to elevate defense

For somebody who spent the bulk of his career — and life — in South Florida, Randy Shannon has lived plenty of lives over the past decade. After spending two years out of the Sunshine State, coaching linebackers at both TCU and Arkansas, Shannon returned home, compiling a resume that included interim head coaching responsibilities at two other major college football programs in the state.
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Interview: Talking with FSU Co-DC, linebackers coach Randy Shannon

It was an announcement that would’ve made you blink a decade ago — Randy Shannon, Florida State Seminoles football coach. After a long career, the bulk of which was spent in South Florida, Shannon joined FSU head coach Mike Norvell’s staff last season as an off-the-field analyst, getting the opportunity to assist in scouting of opponents and self-analysis of the Seminoles. A year later, he was tapped to coach Florida State’s linebackers, a position he’s intimately familiar with as both player and mentor.

Randy Shannon and Tolbert Bain Share More Than a National Championship

January 1, 1988: University of Miami linebacker Randy Shannon and cornerback Tolbert Bain celebrate during a 20-14 victory over Oklahoma in the 1988 Orange Bowl. The victory gave Miami its second national championship and first undefeated season. Both Shannon and Bain were Miami natives who were originally recruited by Howard Schnellenberger and played their entire college careers for Jimmy Johnson. Both also had sons (Xavier Shannon and Travarous Bain) who played at the University of Miami.