Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop is leaving the program to take on the same position at Tennessee, and sophomore linebacker Jason Cabinda felt the need to call out a former Nittany Lion, specifically Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Donovan Smith, over a tweet that said Shoop was moving on to “bigger and better things.”
Congrats on moving in to bigger and better things @Coach_ShoopPSU
— Donovan Smith (@DSmith_76) January 10, 2016
@DSmith_76 you have zero pride
— Jason Cabinda (@jasoncabinda) January 10, 2016
Smith played at Penn State for three years, two under Bill O’Brien (who left to become coach of the Houston Texans) and one under current coach James Franklin. Though he never went public with it during his time at school, perhaps he didn’t enjoy his playing days with the program? Maybe it was just an innocent slip of the tongue?
Either way, Smith has some ‘splainin to do because Shoop was a beloved member of the coaching staff, and it’s clear that his leaving the program is going to have plenty of players missing him.
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