In the years he's been a DC his defense was ranked
- 2001- 6th
- 2002 - 7th
- 2003- 2nd
- 2004- 28th
- 2005- 4th
- 2006- 7th
And while his head coaching record sucked, the team had a high graduation rate and 1 arrest during his reign and he can recruit FL, particularly Miami, very well.
If RR can just give Shannon full reign over the defense and not force the 3-3-5 on him, this team could have a very good defense to go along with a great offense.