In the ever growing arms race of media outlets and individual journalists trying to break news, it seems Randy Shannon to Tennessee as Defensive Coordinator should have already been announced by now. The press conference should have occurred, and Shannon should be trying to give a last minute shot in the arm to the 2012 recruiting class. "Sources" out of both Knoxville and Miami have leaked this "fact" to reporters who have "reported" it; yet it still has not happened. Now I have seen reports that maybe the talk of Shannon being a slam dunk in Knoxville was a bit premature, and other candidates are still alive.
No matter who is hired to run the defense on Rocky Top, it's obvious that Randy Shannon is one of the top targets. I would love to see him hired on Monday, January 9th, but most likely, Volunteer fans will continue to play the waiting game while Dooley collects all his info and organizes it using every Microsoft Office tool available in order to make a sound decision.