Miami fires coach Shannon

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami fired coach Randy Shannon on Saturday night, hours after the Hurricanes finished a 7-5 regular season that began with championship expectations.

Shannon received a four-year extension just before the start of the 2010 season. He was 28-22 in four seasons at Miami.

The fate of all members of Shannon's staff has not been determined. Some will remain for Miami's bowl game.

Shannon is expected to receive a buyout of around $1.5 million.

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