Penn State’s defensive coordinator Bob Shoop turns down a $1.5 million a year offer to get on the Gus Bus. Repeatedly, evidently.
According to a dependable source in Alabama, Shoop has turned down multiple offers to meet with Auburn coach Gus Malzahn and discuss filling the Tigers’ vacant defensive coordinator position. And it would have been at a salary that would’ve made him at or very near the highest paid coordinator in college football.
Both last week and this week, intermediaries from both camps were in contact, each time initiated by Auburn, the source told me. Early this week, Malzahn offered to meet to discuss the position with Shoop who is preparing the Penn State defense for its game on Jan. 2 against Auburn’s SEC stablemate Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl.
But, on each occasion, Shoop declined a formal meeting and told Auburn he was not interested in its position.
Hard to believe, I know.