However, the speculation was the Wichita, Kan., native would transfer with the likely destination of Kansas State, where his brother Arthur is sitting out the 2010 season as a transfer from Miami (Fla.).
Dooley, who said he did not see Brown in his Tennessee sweatshirt on the sideline Thursday, would involve his players in the decision should Brown want to stay.
“I don’t think there’s a timeframe but there’s a responsibility you have to the team,” Dooley said. “This is the team’s team. I have a lot of communication with our players and our seniors and if there’s ever decisions like that on people coming back or leaving, I’ll always involve them.”