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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Shannon reaches out to players with handwritten notes




By Steve Gorten

December 6th, 2010

CORAL GABLES – Miami Hurricanes players found a surprise in their lockers Monday when they arrived for a team workout.

It was a postcard from former coach Randy Shannon. One side had “U” printed on it. On the other side, there was a handwritten note from Shannon personalized for each player.

Some of the players got their postcard from Shannon, who was fired hours after the final regular season game Nov. 27, on Friday.

“It was the nicest thing he ever said to me since I’ve been here,” senior LT Orlando Franklin said. “He was just telling me to keep my head up and don’t get sidetracked.”

Franklin added, “I’m going to re-wrap it and put it under my Christmas tree so I can open it on Christmas morning.”


CB Ryan Hill, a fifth-year senior, said he was surprised to find his postcard.

“It just shows not only his compassion, but his character,” Hill said. “He took time to do that and I really appreciate it.”

“It was great to know that’s what he thought of me,” junior C Tyler Horn said.


Hill said he had already spoken to Shannon on the phone and planned to call him again later Monday.

“I’m going to ask him why he did it because I don’t need this sad stuff anymore,” Hill said with a smile.

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