Penn State is suing Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop for nearly $900,000 after the coach left the Nittany Lions program before the expiration of his contract.
Shoop left Penn State for the Vols’ defensive coordinator job in January 2016. According to his contract with PSU, Shoop is required to pay 50 percent of his base salary for the final two years of his deal since he did not become a head coach within one year of his resignation.
The university claims the exact amount owed is $891,856. The lawsuit was first reported by John Beauge of Pennlive.com.
Shoop has indicated a refusal to pay the claim, according to the report from Pennlive.com.
Tennessee had the No. 68 defense in the country in Shoop’s first year in charge. However, Shoop has been great on the recruiting trail for the Vols, who currently have a top-5 recruiting class loaded with defensive talent.