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Major College Football Program Got Caught Recruiting Another Team's Players

Genera view of Reser Stadium.

CORVALLIS, OR - SEPTEMBER 09: A general view the satdium during the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

The transfer market in college football is an ever-expanding web of talent that just didn't work out at their previous program. The hottest name in transfer-talk right now is Jalen Hurts.

The Alabama quarterback is fighting for his job at Alabama, but if he doesn't beat out Tua Tagovailoa, he very well could leave the Crimson Tide. Hurts might even be talking to other programs, though those conversations have remained private.

Potential transfers have conversations with several teams, though most of the time, those conversations remain off the national radar.

Programs likely try to lure talent away from other programs all the time, but in a subtle manner.

Oregon State appears to have done the opposite. Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich called out the Beavers for actively recruiting players from his team.

Oregon State later released a statement on what happened. The Beavers say it was unintentional.

"Oregon State Athletics and head coach Jonathan Smith became aware of unintentional mailings directed at a University of Hawai'i student-athlete this morning," the statement said."We are committed to following NCAA rules and are looking into this matter fully."

Stay tuned.