Sources: Miami to employ Houston’s Dawson as OC
Houston’s Shannon Dawson is set to be called Miami’s offending organizer, sources confirmed to ESPN, finishing coach Mario Cristobal’s coordinator hires.Last week, the Hurricanes hired Lance Guidry to be their defensive coordinator after Kevin Steele left for Alabama.Dawson has spent the past four seasons at Houston under Dana Holgorsen and was likewise with Holgorsen at West Virginia. Dawson was promoted to offending coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Houston in 2020 after investing the 2019 season as tight ends coach.Editor’s Picks 2 Related In Dawson’s 3 seasons as Houston’s quarterbacks
coach, the Cougars integrated to toss
87 touchdown passes (13th nationally)with a 65.3 conclusion percentage(19th nationally). Houston quarterback Clayton Tune threw an AAC-record 40 touchdown passes last season. The Cougars balanced 36 points or more per game each of the past two seasons.Dawson, 45, was the offending organizer at West Virginia for three seasons from 2012-14, then the offensive planner at Kentucky for a season in
2015 and at Southern Miss for 3 seasons in 2016-18 prior to going to Houston.One of Dawson’s first training jobs was with Hal Mumme at Southeastern Louisiana.Dawson replaces Josh Gattis, who was fired in January after simply one season at Miami.Sports Illustrated initially reported Tuesday that Dawson was expected to be named Miami’s next offensive organizer.