The story one day after the NCAA levied significant sanctions on the Penn State program is what will become of Nittany Lion players who are now able to leave the program free of any transfer restrictions.
As of last night, Bruce Feldman of CBSSports likened the scene to open season with all the programs attempting to swoop in and nab a player or two.
Whether nearby West Virginia is one of those programs isn’t entirely clear, but coach Dana Holgorsen somewhat dismissed the idea while speaking during Big 12 media days.
When asked about the possibility of WVU’s role in a PSU mass exodus, Holgorsen replied “We don’t take a whole lot of transfers.”
“You take transfers if you need immediate help,” Holgorsen continued. “I think what you want to do is you want to fill your team full of a whole bunch of high school kids and watch them mature of the course of four to five years.”
Holgorsen didn’t completely rule it out; he also didn’t indicate he was interested in dipping into PSU, which is understandable from a PR standpoint.
Penn State running back Silas Redd has made the most headlines about a possible transfer to USC, but programs from all over the country are reportedly connecting with players trying to lure them away from State College.