Penn State Football

Tyler Shoop ‘didn’t want to leave’ Penn State after his father took job at Tennessee

When defensive coordinator Bob Shoop left the team last winter to take the same position at Tennessee, the entire family did not go with him.

His son, Tyler, a redshirt freshman receiver with the Nittany Lions, remained in State College.

“It was his decision and I told him, do what’s best for him,” Tyler Shoop said. “I wanted to stay here. I love Penn State, I love being a part of this team, I love all the guys.”

Tyler said the football part of his life really hasn’t changed, and head coach James Franklin and receivers coach Josh Gattis are not treating him any different from when his father was on the staff.

“I love the all the guys on the team, the coaches,” Tyler Shoop said. “Just the atmosphere of the whole university is a great place to be, and I didn’t want to leave.”

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