Something called a Dave DiBattista, a Penn State football writer and “part-time insider,” allegedly, called Mark Stoops a dark horse for the Nittany Lions head coaching vacancy yesterday. DiBattista followed that up again today with another tweet saying the mystery coach in the Penn State search was Mark Stoops. Key word being “was.”
Stoops grew up two hours from State College, Pennsylvania so I could see why the job might interest him one day, but there’s no way he’s leaving after one season in Lexington and I can’t imagine Penn State having serious interest in a 2-10 football coach.
There is also a good chance this is a fake Twitter account looking to stir up trouble. DiBattista, if he is who he says he is, joined Twitter a little over 24 hours ago and has only 62 followers.
I smell a catfish.