After going 28-22 during his tenure as head football coach of the Miami Hurricanes, Randy Shannon was terminated on November 27, 2010. Earlier in 2010, Miami and Shannon agreed to a contract extension that would keep Shannon under contract until January 2014. Following Shannon’s termination, the parties were unable to agree on a settlement and, thus, Shannon filed suit on April 27, 2012. According to the lawsuit, Miami argued that it could reduce the amount of money he was guaranteed because he was fired less than one full year after the agreement went into effect. Shannon argued he was entitled to fully payment and a bonus relating to Miami’s agreement to participate in the 2010 Sun Bowl (he was terminated prior to participation in the game). Ultimately, the matter was confidentially settled.