Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop announced last night that he is staying in State College after a brief flirtation with LSU about its defensive coordinator job. James Franklin tweeted out his usual "Franklin Siren" around 9:30 p.m. last night and everyone was kept in the dark for an hour or so, until Shoop tweeted out that he is committed to the Nittany Lions.
This raised a pretty good question: how was Penn State able to keep a highly regarded coach when an SEC school that is known to pay its coordinators really well was lurking? The answer, according to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, is that Bob Shoop got paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaid.
Amid interest from LSU, Penn State has been able to retain defensive coordinator Bob Shoop who is expected to receive a new three-year contract at close to a $1 million per year, a source told FOX Sports.
The new deal makes Shoop one of the highest-paid coordinators in the Big Ten.
Prior to this, we don't really know what Shoop was making because the terms and conditions of Franklin's assistant's contracts were never released. At nearly $1 million annually, Shoop is one of the highest paid coordinators in the country among coaches whose information is made public, according to USA Today.
We'll keep you updated if any more #SHOOPNEWS occurs over the next couple of days. For now, celebrate because a hashtag campaign started by Mike worked.