I think it might be.
Seems to have happened for me.
Helped to realize that the two years out of the past 25 that he was NOT directly a part of the Miami team were 1989 & 1990, meaning I can't cast much blame for the most miserable game I've ever attended on his shoulders (Baylor beating the snot out of us at home was close).
Truthfully, I think Randy Shannon is a tremendous coach, and I was thrilled a few years back when we had rumors about going after him as a DC.
Dave Hyde wrote a solid article on Shannon here. Murdered father, three dead siblings, etc. Quite a story, that typically goes undiscussed.
A few other articles from the past I enjoyed:
Life And Death