Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Shannon's contract worth $400,000
Arkansas linebackers coach Randy Shannon talks with reporters following the Arkansas Razorbacks' national signing day press conference at the Fred Smith Center in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Randy Shannon will make $400,000 per year as part of a new contract at Arkansas.
Shannon was promoted to senior associate head coach earlier this month by Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema. Shannon was the team's linebackers coach last season and will continue in that role alongside his new title.
The former Miami head coach signed his new contract last Friday. He will owe the university $100,000 if he leaves prior to the end of the 2014 calendar year and $50,000 if he leaves between Jan. 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015.
Shannon made $315,000 as the team's linebackers coach last season. He is currently the fourth-highest paid assistant coach on the Razorbacks' staff.