When a college coach thinks of their greatest wins, the University of Ohio probably doesn’t come to mind.
It does for Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop.
The first-year Vols coach told reporters on Wednesday that beating the Bobcats, 28-19, last Saturday was one of the “greatest wins” he’s been a part of, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Rhiannon Potkey.
#Vols DC Bob Shoop called Tennessee's win over Ohio "one the greatest wins I've been a part of" because of the adversity Vols faced.
— Rhiannon Potkey (@TennesseeBeat) September 21, 2016
The Vols were hindered by several injuries, including defensive stars Cam Sutton and Jalen Reeves-Maybin, as well as suspensions to defensive lineman LaTroy Lewis and defensive back Malik Foreman.
Shoop has been around college football for some time now, holding an assistant position since 1991, including stints at Penn State and Vanderbilt.
Should Tennessee end its 11-game losing streak to Florida, chances are that would top the Ohio win.