Where did all of Randy Shannon's coaches go?
Surprisingly, this is a question we get asked very often from many Miami fans.
Or you may wonder: "Did these coaches sit and rot on the shelf for a while when nobody called?"
So we thought we might bring you a little update on the current status of those coaches who served at Miami under head coach Randy Shannon.
Rick Petri, a collegiate coaching veteran of over 30 seasons, joined the Duke staff in January of 2011 and coaches the Blue Devil defensive line. His coaching resume includes a six-season stint with David Cutcliffe at Ole Miss.
Petri came to Durham after spending the 2010 campaign at ACC member Miami. Last year the Hurricane defensive unit ranked among the league’s leaders in pass defense (1st), pass defense efficiency (1st), opponent third down percentage (2nd), opponent first downs (2nd) total defense (3rd), sacks (3rd), and scoring defense (5th).
When he first arrived at Miami, Petri was heralded as a savior for the DL at UM, but after one year he was let go and replaced with Jethro Franklin.
Here is a brief bio of Coach Franklin: Jethro Franklin joins the University of Miami football staff as the defensive line coach after spending one season at Temple. Prior to joining the Temple staff, Franklin spent 19 years coaching defensive lines at the NFL and collegiate levels. Franklin spent the 2009 season at USC coaching the defensive line before joining Al Golden's staff at Temple.
In his only season at Temple, Franklin's line help lead the Owls to an 8-4 record, including 5-3 in MAC games. Under Franklin's direction, Muhammad Wilkerson and Elisha Joseph garnered All-MAC first team honors.
He spent the 2005 season at USC. In 2005, defensive ends Lawrence Jackson and Frostee Rucker were All-Pac-10 first teamers, while Rucker (third round) and LaJuan Ramsay (sixth round) were NFL draft picks. USC played in the 2006 Rose Bowl (BCS Championship Game) and 2009 Emerald Bowl.
Franklin then went on to coach the defensive lines with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006 and the Houston Texans for two seasons (2007-08). Mario Williams set the Texans' sack record in 2007 and made the Pro Bowl in 2008.
He went to USC after spending five seasons (2000-04) handling the defensive line for the Green Bay Packers. The defense set various Packers' game, season and all-time sack records during his tenure.