Third Player Leaves Tennessee

College Football News
Posted Mar 25, 2010

Another player has chosen to leave the fold in Tennessee.

By: BE Coleman

Another player has chosen to leave the fold in Tennessee. Offensive Tackle Aaron Douglas has decided to leave the Volunteer's program after meeting with new head coach Derek Dooley.

The 6-6 285 LB. Douglas is the third player to leave this winter. The Maryville native who moved from tight end to tackle under former head coach Lane Kiffin, asked for and was granted his official release today said Dooley.

"Aaron Douglas and I met today and he decided that he's no longer a part of our football team," Dooley said. "It's unfortunate that we never got a chance to coach him.

Douglas had played in 13 games for the Vols last season, starting the last 10 games during his red shirt freshman campaign. He was the lone lineman returning with SEC level playing experience in 2010.

Dooley said that, with conditions, he has no objections to Douglas leaving for other football programs.

"That's going to be between Aaron and me on the conditions. It's a case by case. Certainly, we're not going to release him to anybody we play."

Sophomore Bryce Brown, who has decided to not take part in spring drills after meeting with Dooley last Thursday, was in attendance for the Vols fourth practice session.

Brown, decked out in his Tennessee workout attire watched the squad practice from the sidelines. Dooley said that there is not a timetable for Brown to announce his intentions, but noted "there's a responsibility you have to the team."

During Dooley's spring practice presser the coach announced the team and 6-5 348 LB. Will Brimfield decided to part ways.

The massive O-Tackle from Norway, South Carolina was expected to make an impacting difference and was being counted upon heavily in the transition season.

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