Penn State football players in contact with Vols head coach about transferring

Wednesday July 25th, 2012

Tennessee Vols' football coach is in contact with players from Penn State's football program about transferring schools. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Members of Penn State's football team have been in contact with University of Tennessee's head coach Derek Dooley about transferring schools in the wake of Monday's sanctions levied on the Nittany Lions, according to John Adams of The Knoxville News Sentinel:

"We've analyzed (Penn State's) roster," said Dooley, who was the featured speaker at the Downtown Rotary Club. "We've had some communication with some of the players,"

Dooley would not confirm which players have spoken with him. Per the NCAA, players from Penn State can transfer and become eligible to play immediately.

It's likely that Dooley is most interested in the Nittany Lions' running back, Silas Redd, who rushed for 1,241 yards last season as a sophomore. According to the report, Redd's father told the Harrisburg Patriot-News on Tuesday that his son is still undecided on where he'll play in the fall.

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