Link in the title is to the ESPN blog post, which of is based on this article by another source. We all knew UM was short on cash and their not reaching an agreement with Shannon was a sign of it. But who knew they were trying to pay him the same amount UCF is paying their coach? This is a major sign that Miami is no longer ready to play big boy football. Miami is trying to make Shannon next to last in pay among ACC coaches. Duke, the college with the football stadium that looks like a high school plays there, is now willing to pay more money for a head coach than Miami. Shannon is even quoted in the article as saying he would accept an incentive loaded contract like Dabo at Clemson. Barring a miracle Miami will never have a top shelf coaching staff again.