2005_11_shooplions.jpgApologies to Salt-N-Pepa, but it's clear that Columbia University was not happy with the Lions' head football coach, Bob Shoop. Shoop was fired Sunday morning after a dreadful 2-8 season (Hey, they have the same record as the Jets!). Columbia University's athletic director M. Dianne Murphy said that it was "necessary and appropriate to make a change in leadership at this time." Shoop's team was also last in total points scored and allowed in the Ivy League this year.

The Lions started the season out with two wins, but dropped eight in a row, including seven losses in the Ivy League. A 2-8 season and tighter rules for tailgating before the games, no wonder there needed to be changes. In his three seasons as head coach, Shoop was 7-23 and 4-17 in the conference. No matter how small your school, Gothamist can completely understand a coach being fired for a record like that. Apparently, a national search is underway for a replacement.

Photo from the Columbia Spectator