Vinson suspended for South Carolina

Tennessee cornerback Brent Vinson has been suspended for Saturday’s South Carolina game for an unspecified violation of team rules, head coach Phillip Fulmer announced following Thursday’s practice.

Fulmer said he wasn’t sure if the suspension would be limited to one game.

“I’ve got to get all the details and we’ll see,” Fulmer said.

This is the sophomore’s third suspension of the season.

Vinson wasn’t allowed to make the trip to UCLA for the season opener because of offseason academic shortcomings. He was also suspended for part of the Northern Illinois game after showing up late to a team meeting.

Vinson hasn’t regained the form he showed as a freshman when he started 10 games last season. Vinson practiced with the second and third team throughout preseason camp as UT coaches awaited a ruling on his academic suspension.

Since then, Vinson has moved up the depth chart, albeit slightly. He plays cornerback in UT’s extra defensive backs package.

Junior Marsalous Johnson is the most likely to fill that role during Vinson’s absence. Senior Antonio Gaines also has experience in the secondary.

“We’re fortunate to have a little depth back there,” Fulmer said.

None of the above has as much ability as Vinson, who is widely considered one of the top athletes on the team.

“He’s got a lot of ability,” Fulmer said. “He’s got to handle himself a lot better.”

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Triton1 writes:

unbeleivable!

FeelVol writes:

I hope I'm wrong but afraid this young man is not gonna last much longer,what a shame that would be.

tnbigg writes:

When will any Phulmer coached team EVER get any level of discipline? I wonder if Briscoe is laughing...maybe this will make McNeil tie an opponents shoe in a double knot he'll be so mad...maybe someone will hit the quarterback late or punch the other teams best running back...or maybe our punter will get a personal foul called on him...or we can fumble in the end zone for the other team to score a touchdown and laugh about it...or...good frieken' grief...

carolinasmokey writes:

Very believeable.

VolHooch42 writes:

in response to tnbigg:

When will any Phulmer coached team EVER get any level of discipline? I wonder if Briscoe is laughing...maybe this will make McNeil tie an opponents shoe in a double knot he'll be so mad...maybe someone will hit the quarterback late or punch the other teams best running back...or maybe our punter will get a personal foul called on him...or we can fumble in the end zone for the other team to score a touchdown and laugh about it...or...good frieken' grief...

It's called "Murphy's Law on roids".

gohawks1 writes:

Here at the Rock, we have two basic rules. Memorize them so you can say them in your sleep.

Rule One: OBEY ALL RULES!

Second, do not write on the walls, as it takes a lot of work to erase writing off of walls."

- Barney Fife

TommyJack writes:

Trendsville

lastlap writes:

Time to cut the cord on Vinson and Fulmer!!!!!

TheMagician writes:

What a shame...and you know that whatever he did HAS to be bad or else CPF wouldn't have suspended him. Good grief!

I hope that he can get things together.

poof!

khelton657 writes:

Get rid of tthe dirtball...every detail is important now except apparently to him

blitzshoot writes:

Tell VInson to clean out his locker and take Briscoe the
laughing hyena with him.

westennvol writes:

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doctorvol#211700 writes:

very talented, but, apparently, immature young man. can't climb out of doghouse.

Volborn writes:

Sounds likwe a man that was recruited by Duke Crews. I guess he'll be joining Duke soon.

volsthunder writes:

What difference does it really make? No matter how much talent a young man has..if they are playing in the secondary, Slade cant teach em anything...Slade is a joke and has been for years. Pathetic!!! Hamilton, are you just a complete idiot or what? Either come out and defend this putrid bunch or give the alum and the fans an excuse. Maybe you could check with Fulmer and his excuse software program..he seems to have a monopoly on excuses!

VolinCalif writes:

Too bad. every little things hurts in seasons like this one. You'd think the team would be driving that point home to each other.

invisiblekid writes:

Hard to believe this could happen with mentors like Demonte Bolden around on the defensive side.

tennesseeike writes:

in response to hiresanders:

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T ON THE HELMET WILL ALWAYS STAND FOR TENNESSEE.
A TRUE TENNESSEE FAN HAS NO DOUBT.

gohawks1 writes:

in response to tennesseeike:

T ON THE HELMET WILL ALWAYS STAND FOR TENNESSEE.
A TRUE TENNESSEE FAN HAS NO DOUBT.

Just ignore him, ike. It's obvious to anyone that he's a KY fan, not a Vol fan. I know that because: 1) he's been slamming the Vols with that same tired line forever, and 2) he wants us to hire Sanders, which means that KY would be rid of him.

THEKIDWISCONSIN writes:

And the hits just keep coming...

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Shouldn't affect SC game one iota.

Sad for the young man.

tnbigg writes:

in response to invisiblekid:

Hard to believe this could happen with mentors like Demonte Bolden around on the defensive side.

How about the biggest self proclaimed mentor of all...

http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2008/f...

dvols writes:

*****

tnbigg writes:

And don't forget...

"In the course of the letter, the former players called it “laughable” that Fulmer has faced criticism and speculation about his future with the program."

http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2007/n...

Everything is beautiful...

ncvol writes:

in response to gohawks1:

Just ignore him, ike. It's obvious to anyone that he's a KY fan, not a Vol fan. I know that because: 1) he's been slamming the Vols with that same tired line forever, and 2) he wants us to hire Sanders, which means that KY would be rid of him.

Thanks for that info. I have had a few words with hiresanders myself before I figured out that he was not a Vol fan. His name makes more sense if he is from KY. I didn't make the connection.
The T stands for Tennessee...
Go Vols !

invisiblekid writes:

in response to tnbigg:

How about the biggest self proclaimed mentor of all...

http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2008/f...

Didn't you get the word, Fulmer has won 150 games and not had any major recruiting violations. He's doing a fine job of mentorin' and teachin'. Stories like this one are just out of bounds:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colleg...

blitzshoot writes:

in response to gohawks1:

Here at the Rock, we have two basic rules. Memorize them so you can say them in your sleep.

Rule One: OBEY ALL RULES!

Second, do not write on the walls, as it takes a lot of work to erase writing off of walls."

- Barney Fife

Doobz15 writes:

Another Lamarcus Coker

JohnnyVol writes:

in response to Doobz15:

Another Lamarcus Coker

I see James Banks in this too.

Ironcity writes:

in response to FeelVol:

I hope I'm wrong but afraid this young man is not gonna last much longer,what a shame that would be.

You got that right

invisiblekid writes:

in response to gohawks1:

Here at the Rock, we have two basic rules. Memorize them so you can say them in your sleep.

Rule One: OBEY ALL RULES!

Second, do not write on the walls, as it takes a lot of work to erase writing off of walls."

- Barney Fife

Sorry, but I am afraid that you have gotten CPF and Barney Fife confused. Common mistake though.

shipperman#280095 writes:

Now guys, that is just so worng. You know CPF is a good mentor

vol98 writes:

maybe he'll transfer and become an all American somewhere else. That sure seems to happen way to often.

dvols writes:

*****

(that means 5 stars)

lamarcus coker

*****

Plus,
for what its worth.
I was at the Vol Walk saturday and shook coaches hand! all and good there.

then i watched the players walk down. maybe time has passed me by but gosh darn, they see me rollin they hatin!

blitzshoot writes:

Check this out and listen to CPF, listen close and then fast forward to current time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdu3Bc...

cmcvol writes:

How about Vinson's parents teaching him discipline prior to college?

jsm67vol writes:

Maybe Vinson should read the story about Robert Ayers! He could learn some things about handling himself better on and off the field! Go Vols!!

bluetick writes:

in response to hiresanders:

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This coming from someone with the name "hiresanders".. what a dill weed you are.

gamecockguy46 writes:

in response to pdhuff#552644:

Shouldn't affect SC game one iota.

Sad for the young man.

Amazing...39 replies and this is the only remark about the game Saturday. Either you guys have already given up on the year or you're overlooking a better team.

Go Gamecocks!

THE_VOL writes:

This guy should have left with his buddy Duke Crews.

BubbaVol44 writes:

in response to gamecockguy46:

Amazing...39 replies and this is the only remark about the game Saturday. Either you guys have already given up on the year or you're overlooking a better team.

Go Gamecocks!

We expect to get beaten! We're not overlooking a better team, just living in reality.

budrhon writes:

Another "can't get right" player, wow.

shipperman#280095 writes:

I am just glad my daughter is not a SC cheerleader. Imagine your daughter on national tv saying: WE LOVE COC*KS

blitzshoot writes:

in response to shipperman#280095:

I am just glad my daughter is not a SC cheerleader. Imagine your daughter on national tv saying: WE LOVE COC*KS

Shipperman, imagine their chants leaders. They're somebody's boy. LOL

blitzshoot writes:

in response to carolinababe:

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I've beenhearing all year how the Carolina folks were all over him. They need to stop and remember the days of Sparky. And by the way, SC is one of the best places to watch a football game. Nice people.

shipperman#280095 writes:

in response to blitzshoot:

Shipperman, imagine their chants leaders. They're somebody's boy. LOL

LOL....."COME COC*KS"

mlbrown5454 writes:

in response to vol98:

maybe he'll transfer and become an all American somewhere else. That sure seems to happen way to often.

Well, to an extent.
See Brandon Warren (almost/ Freshman AA).

We apparently have been in opposite day since the LSU SEC championship game. Take out the starting QB with a lead and you should win. It begins.

gohawks1 writes:

in response to blitzshoot:

IP..here you go...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze4Mql...

Now that's a piece of work! Nice music by Blur, too. LOL!

Alright, SHAKE DOWN!

gohawks1 writes:

in response to invisiblekid:

Sorry, but I am afraid that you have gotten CPF and Barney Fife confused. Common mistake though.

My mistake.

Work like heck and NIP IT! NIP IT IN THE BUD!

gamecockguy46 writes:

in response to shipperman#280095:

I am just glad my daughter is not a SC cheerleader. Imagine your daughter on national tv saying: WE LOVE COC*KS

I'd be proud of her! I love the C*cks and I'm proud of it...

The SC players and coaches are not distracted like your players have got to be by your coaching situation. Spurrier has had two weeks to prepare, refresh, and focus the team. This one could get ugly!!!

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