I had just finished my prior article by asking what’s next when the news broke that offensive line coach Herb Hand is bailing out on James Franklin, heading to Auburn in yet another lateral move for an assistant coach. [Read more…]
Penn State Post-Season Staff and Team Changes
Howdy folks! My vacation was short, as I’ve been trying to keep up with what’s going on with the Nittany Lions, both in the coaching staff and pseudo-student athletes.
Shoop in Lateral Move to Tennessee
“The Shoop-Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)” was a doo-wop girl group song by Betty Everett back in 1963. In the 2016 edition, it’s in Bob Shoop’s kiss-off, as the highly regarded Defensive Coordinator has accepted a lateral move as defensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville for a relatively small increase in pay and benefits. Although it had been widely speculated that Shoop would seek a head coaching opportunity, his settling on a lateral move leads us to ask why. [Read more…]
Georgia 24, Penn State 17
The TaxSlayer.com Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida came down to the wire, amazingly enough, as the mighty Penn State Nittany Lions (7-6, 4-4 Big Ten) didn’t show up in the first half and then lost their starting quarterback. The valiant comeback attempt, driven by seldom used backup quarterback Trace McSorley in conjunction with some great pass receivers, fell short as a final Hail Mary pass attempt was batted to the turf by victorious Georgia Bulldogs (10-3, 5-3 SEC) defenders. [Read more…]