The Miami Hurricanes lost today.
Randy Shannon was fired today.
The disappointing, sad and at times tumultuous reign of "The Boss" has finally reached its brutal, bitter end.
For many Hurricane fans this is the end of the innocence.
So many wanted Randy Shannon to succeed for so many various and different reasons. Hurricane fans, college football fans, fans of equality, African Americans in general. Shannon had everyone in his corner yet he failed to produce the results necessary to retain his dream job.
Now he is gone, shown the door because he simply did not win enough games. Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland was named Interim Head Coach by Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt.
Now he sits in the middle of nowhere, his dreams dashed, all hope lost and a shell of a man.
I am sad for him.
Shannon once bled orange and green.
Now, after being fired, he may have just bled to death.
This is the end of the innocence.