Today, the University of Miami inexcusably lost to UVA. That's right—the same UVA team that boasted one win against a Division I team all season (and even that was against a 1-7 Eastern Michigan team).
The same UVA that was allowing over 200 yards/game...ON THE GROUND! The same team that was winless in the ACC, not coming within single digits in their first three tries. But there were the Canes, the cure-all for lesser opponents. Don't worry—if you were looking on the sideline, you couldn't tell if Randy Shannon had just won the lottery or was told his dog died. And that's the problem—Randy Shannon has no emotions.
Yes, the Canes lost QB Jacory Harris, and were already missing backup AJ Highsmith. But that doesn't explain 24 unanswered points by a Virginia offense which had scored 45 points COMBINED in their first three ACC matchups. That doesn't explain how a team that averages 139 yards/game on the ground racked up 185 against a "vaunted" Miami defense. Simply put, it doesn't explain much.
Randy Shannon was on the hot seat before last week's big win against UNC. That seat is burning hot now. Here's a look at five possible replacements if Shannon is shown the door at the end of the season.