While they never crossed paths in Happy Valley, it appears that Joe Moorhead thinks highly enough of former Penn State and Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop to bring him to Mississippi State and take over defensive coaching duties for the Bulldogs, according to multiple reports.
Sources tell Chris Low and me that Mississippi State is hiring Bob Shoop as its defensive coordinator. Shoop spent the past two years at Tennessee after serving as defensive coordinator at Penn State and Vanderbilt. https://t.co/c8e6QzoWRF
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 8, 2017
Shoop, who did overlap with new Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator Charles Huff in State College, left Happy Valley in January 2016 and is currently in litigation against Penn State over his departure from the school. However, he needs to pay the bills somehow, and with Jeremy Pruitt's recent hiring as Tennessee head coach, those paychecks weren't going to come from Knoxville anymore.