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Antonya English

Florida coach Will Muschamp will be cautious about Penn State transfers

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July

With the fallout from the NCAA sanctions against Penn State on Monday, much of the talk around the college football world is which players will chose to leave Penn State and transfer to other schools.

Under the sanctions, Penn State's current players will be allowed to transfer without penalty, meaning they will be eligible to play immediately. 

Reports have already surfaced about several big-time rograms recruiting players, or having players contact them, but Florida may not be one of those in the hunt for the Nittany Lions' defections.

As part of the ESPN's all-day interview segments with various SEC coaches, Florida coach Will Muschamp appeared on the afternoon edition of SportsCenter on Tuesday and said he believes schools have to be cautious when deciding whether to accept new players this close to the start of the season.

"I think you've got to be very careful,'' Muschamp said. "We're very close to the season right now. Our players have worked really hard and I love the chemistry in our locker room right now. You can disrupt your football team very easily by bringing in somebody from the outside that's not the right fit.''

When asked if he's interested in younger players who might be able to help the Gators in the future, Muschamp reiterated that he's not necessarily seeking anybody new at this time.

"It's all based on the situation and the type of young man that you're talking about,'' Muschamp said. "But I really like our football team and the chemistry in our locker room at this point, and I don't want to do anything to disrupt that.''

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 2:12pm]

    

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