Published: Jul 23, 2012 7:19 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 24, 2012 6:31 AM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says Randy Shannon and TCU have agreed on a contract for the former Miami coach to become the Horned Frogs' linebackers coach.

Shannon and TCU are finalizing a contract, the person told The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because the Horned Frogs have not announced the hiring. A call to a TCU spokesman was not immediately returned.

Shannon was fired by Miami at the end of the 2010 regular season. He went 28-22 in four seasons with the Hurricanes, and before his stint as head coach was one of the nation's top defensive coordinators. He also was a linebacker for the Hurricanes and later for the Dallas Cowboys.

TCU is about to enter its first season in the Big 12 Conference.