Breaking News: Knoxville, Tennessee
Derek Dooley ended his first spring practice as head coach of the Vols but telling the media that Bryce Brown was no longer a member of the football team. According to Dooley, Brown met with him this morning stating that he was dealing with family and personal issues and would no longer be a part of the Vols team.
A lot of speculation around the campus is that Brown may be transferring. Two schools that may be under consideration includes Kansas State and USC.
Brown's older brother Arthur recently transferred from Miami to K-State and many believe that the true freshman running back may follow in his brother's footsteps.
Other speculation includes Brown possibly transferring to USC due to his relationship with Lane Kiffin.
Brown could not be reached for comment on this situation.
Dooley stated that Brown approached him this morning with concerns over personal issues.
"Bryce and I met this morning," Dooley stated. "He is dealing with some personal and family issues. All I can say right now is that he is no longer a member of this team. I have to concentrate on the players I have on this team. We didn't kick Bryce off this team, we want him to be a part of it. He will remain on campus for the remainder of the semester."
Another true freshman running back David Oku had this to say after practice about the apparent situation.
"Every player has to do whats best for them," Oku said. "We were all caught off guard by this. While it will make things more interesting, I hate to see it for the team."