Michigan Makes Sudden, Unexpected Coaching Change
Michigan made a sudden, unexpected coaching change this week.
Shortly after losing special teams and safeties coach Chris Partridge to the SEC, the Wolverines went out and hired ex-Mississippi State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop.
Shoop was not kept on in the midst of the Bulldogs’ coaching reshuffle following Mike Leach’s hire.
Steve Lorenz of 247 Sports reports that Shoop to Michigan is a done deal.
Shoop will reportedly fill the vacancy left behind after the departure of linebackers coach Anthony Campanile.
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Campanile announced Wednesday that he was accepting a new position under head coach Brian Flores with the Miami Dolphins.
Shoop has previously coached at Vanderbilt, Penn State, Tennessee and Mississippi State. He is well respected in college football circles and should make an immediate impact on the Wolverines.
Back in 2018, Shoop oversaw the top ranked defense in the country. During his two years at Penn State his defenses were ranked No. 2 and No. 14, respectively.
Michigan finished this past season with a 9-4 record – good for third-place in the Big Ten East.