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Fun Shannon Dawson Facts!

Shannon Dawson will soon become Kentucky’s new offensive coordinator and he’s a guy who didn’t pop up on the public’s radar until this week. Therefore he’s unknown to many, if not all UK fans and followers out there.

But don’t you worry, Big Blue Nation. KSR has some interesting facts on Stoops’ new assistant:


— He’s from the Hal Mumme coaching tree, having spent two years under Mumme at Southeastern Louisiana followed by one season at New Mexico State.

— KSR has been told his offense is similar to Neal Brown’s but faster with more shots downfield. “He will play FAST, FAST, FAST,” said one person in the know.

— In 2010, serving as the offensive coordinator at Stephen F. Austin, he guided the nation’s No. 1 passing offense (362.2) and No. 4 scoring offense (36.3), ranking No. 6 in total offense (442.9).

— His first offensive coordinator job was at Millsaps College in Mississippi, where his offense averaged more than 35 points a game.

— He played quarterback and wide receiver at Wingate, where he led the team in receiving as a senior with 43 catches for 584 yards and seven touchdowns. He was second on the team as a junior with 31 catches for 410 yards and one touchdown. That same junior season, he completed 45 passes for 549 yards with seven interceptions and two touchdowns as a quarterback.

— He was named “Mr. Silliman Institute” in high school:

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 Comments for Fun Shannon Dawson Facts!

  1. Saul T. Nuts
    9:50 pm December 17, 2014 Permalink

    He was strong as a friggin’ ox in high school…

  2. Patrick_Wren
    9:50 pm December 17, 2014 Permalink

    He was named “Mr. Silliman Institute” in high school….shit, that alone is enough for me!

  3. Katya
    10:04 pm December 17, 2014 Permalink

    I think this is a good hire, but why is UK so in love with Mumme that we keep getting coaches who were involved with him in some way?

    • cats paw
      10:10 pm December 17, 2014 Permalink

      Why do you think he’s a good hire if you’re not enamored with Mumme? You would cheer and say we’re on the rise if UK hired Billy G to coach football I imagine…. We should have just hired Mumme and cut out the middle man!

    • Katya
      10:12 pm December 17, 2014 Permalink

      Easy there Tardinal, the only reason UK hired Billy G at all was because he beat your team in Rupp with TAMU.

  4. Time Expired
    10:20 pm December 17, 2014 Permalink

    I know nothing about him other than what I just read. Serving under Mumme for sure makes him a fast play air raid type of OC. Welcome aboard Sir and I know BBN hopes the best for you in this job.

  5. blubo
    7:45 am December 18, 2014 Permalink

    did he play defense too? looks like he sacked that blonde.