After the NCAA announced unprecedented sanctions against Penn State, many current Nittany Lion football players are eligible to transfer from the school.
So is the University of Tennessee pursuing any of that talent?
Coach Derek Dooley spoke a local Rotary Club on Tuesday, and was asked that very question.
First off, Dooley commented on what led to the sanctions against Penn State, calling the sexual abuse and cover-up a "real life tragedy" and the "saddest thing I've ever seen." He said the most important things that should be talked about right now out of this situation are helping the victims heal, and preventing anything like it from ever happening again.
That being said, he did answer the question.
Dooley said that, yes, there have been conversations with several Penn State players, but didn't go into any details.
He also said that he was pleased with the talent on his current roster, but they are doing their "due diligence" looking into any player that could enhance the squad.
He mentioned that Tennessee has a major success story with another All-SEC player Malik Jackson came to Tennessee from USC when the Trojans were banned from post-season play a few years ago.