The Boilermakers had their Kick Scrimmage Saturday morning
The Boilermakers had their first practice of the 2015 season
The Boilermakers are in their final week of spring practice.
The four quarterbacks and offensive coordinator John Shoop talked to the media.
The Boilermakers were inside Mollenkopf for the opening day of practices.
John Shoop is in his third season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was hired Jan. 25, 2013.
He joined the Boilermakers after spending five seasons in the same capacity at North Carolina. While at UNC, Shoop helped lead the Tar Heels to four consecutive bowl games from 2008 to 2011, and Giovani Bernard became the Heels' first 1,000-yard rusher in 14 seasons when he finished with 1,253 yards on the ground in 2011.
Prior to UNC, Shoop spent the previous 12 years of his career in the professional ranks with four different National Football League teams. He broke into pro coaching profession as an offensive quality control assistant with Carolina from 1995 to 1996 and served as the quarterbacks coach with the Panthers from 1997 to 1998. Following Carolina, he moved on to the Chicago Bears, where he worked as the quarterbacks coach for two seasons (1999-2000) before taking over as the offensive coordinator from 2001 to 2003. The Bears went 13-3 in 2001 and won the NFC Central title. That season, running back Anthony Thomas earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors after setting the Bears' rookie rushing record with 1,183 yards. Shoop also served as the quarterbacks coach for Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay in 2004 and as the quarterbacks (2005) and tight ends (2006) coach for Oakland before joining the staff at UNC.
Shoop began his coaching career as a volunteer quarterbacks coach at Dartmouth in 1991 and served as a graduate assistant at Vanderbilt from 1992 to 1994, where he also earned a master's degree in education.
A native of Oakmont, Pennsylvania, Shoop graduated from the University of the South in 1991, where he played quarterback for four seasons.