Bob Shoop Tweets Commitment To Penn State
After a brief scare over the past week, it appears that Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop will be staying in Happy Valley after all. Shoop was connected to the vacant LSU defensive coordinator position and was reportedly on the short list– for the job.
The Advocate, a Louisiana newspaper, reported on Tuesday that Shoop was set to interview with LSU head coach Les Miles soon. Nothing has been announced from either side regarding Shoop’s status, but a positive sign for the Nittany Lions came Wednesday night when James Franklin sent out the infamous Franklin Siren on Twitter, which usually denotes that a recruit has committed to the team.
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) January 8, 2015
That tweet was followed shortly by one from Shoop himself. He didn’t blatantly state his commitment to Penn State, but it’s certainly strongly implied.
We can’t say anything definitively, but it would be highly unusual for someone set to interview elsewhere to tweet a message that bold, which Franklin then retweeted from his account shortly after.
Shoop’s defensive unit was a bright spot for a Penn State football team that nearly failed to break even on the year with a 7-6 record. Penn State finished eighth in the county with just 17.7 points againt and second in total defense with 270 yards per game. The front seven was the best in the nation, holding opponents to an average of 84.6 rushing yards per game.
Update — 11:08 p.m.: The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger is reporting that Bob Shoop interviewed with Les Miles today, but “appears to be out now.”
— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) January 8, 2015
Update — 9:22 a.m.: Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman is reporting that Bob Shoop is expected to get a new 3-year deal worth close to $1 million per year.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 8, 2015