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Nittany Notebook (11-2): Former PSU defensive coordinator Bob Shoop dealing with off-field issue at Michigan

Welcome to our daily Nittany Notebook. This post will be updated frequently throughout the day with news, notes and sometimes entertaining info. So be sure to check back often to stay on top of everything that’s going on with Penn State football and athletics, plus other sports of interest in central PA.

Update: 7:15 p.m.

Update: 4:45 p.m.

**4-star DT recruti Rayshaun Benny from Michigan sets his announcement date. Penn State is in his top five. He’s considered a Michigan State lean by the experts at 247Sports.

Update: 10:50 a.m.

**Some news about former PSU defensive coordinator Bob Shoop. In the Twitter thread, it is noted that this is not a positive COVID test.

Shoop apparently hasn’t been coaching for some time.

Update: 10:35 a.m.

**Two Ohio State players were named Big Ten players of the week. Justin Fields shared his award with Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa.

Update: 9 a.m.

**College basketball season isn’t far away, as indicated by this post from the PSU women’s hoops program.

**The Steelers picked up a big win thanks to Big Ben on Sunday at rival Baltimore to improve to 7-0. Speaking of being 7-0, check out this guy’s great luck …

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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