Langley no longer on team

Tennessee's football team lost another player, the second this week and the seventh from last year's team who won’t return under first-year coach Lane Kiffin.

Donald Langley, who had played defensive tackle and offensive guard at UT, is no longer with the team.

“He left,” Kiffin said after practice on Friday.

Langley, who is from Germantown, Md., played in only two games last season after redshirting as a freshman in 2007.

Langley joins safety Demetrice Morley, tailback Lennon Creer, receiver E.J. Abrams-Ward and offensive linemen Preston Bailey, Ramone Johnson and Darius Myers as players from last season who either left the program or were dismissed.

Langley was thought to be a player who could add depth to UT’s defensive front, but was moved to the offensive line midway through spring practice. That experiment evidently didn’t work.

“He’s not with us,” Kiffin said. “He’s not part of our program anymore. “Same old story.”

Langley is expected to stay in school for the remainder of the spring semester.

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Volnbama writes:

Weed em out CLK!!!

Voluvr writes:

Separating the wheat from the chaff and laying the foundation to National Dominance and even bigger, SEC dominance.

gohawks1 writes:

Separatin' the men from the boys...

Voluvr writes:

in response to UTfan4life:

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Actually, I think that is one day early for them!

ORANGE SWARM!

TD_4_UT writes:

I wonder if he quit or had missed classes? Maybe he could'nt cut it. Article has no information. C'mon KNS where's the news?

TurnUpTheVOLtage writes:

I agree with the above, but losing another lineman hurts.

Voluvr writes:

The Junction Boys! Some flee in the night!

scvols writes:

Dang, we can afford to lose anyone. Maybe we should have tried them out at QB first.

Voluvr writes:

The remaining remnant will set the stage for the greatest assembling of college football badazzes in history. After 4 titles in 7 yrs. and with new QB's coach, Peyton Manning, who does it for free, Tennessee sets the benchmark, the new standard, the bell cow, the cockof the walk, baby!

Go Kiffin!!!

SanFranciscoVol writes:

Does anyone know if the O&W game will be televised?

DennisVols writes:

"Only the strong survive"

dshawn13#224876 writes:

I hate to lose all this linemen, I know they are not the athletes clk wants but we have no linemen for the 2010 season and this is one spot that is hard for true freshmen to step in at.

Voluvr writes:

You screw up on the field now, I guarantee you no one will be clapping on the sideline. Imagine missing an assignment and having to come off the field to face Coach O!

Voluvr writes:

We need to get us some of those, Ted Komblowski's sounding names on the OL. Some guys with "...vich on the end of their names. Guys who aren't happy unless their forearms are bleeding. You know those guys you hated to fight cause they would never quit. Rod Stodtomovich......

Voluvr writes:

Let's start with James Hurst...ovich.

TD_4_UT writes:

Will there be time to pull in some Juco Lineman for this year?

Volchaz writes:

He left the team voluntarily, wasn't asked to leave, and he is still enrolled at UT to finish out the semester.

MrBamSeydu writes:

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST!!! THAT'S LIFE!!!

thevoice writes:

Sounds good to me. This is probably working out to CLK's favor, allowing him to have a jumbo recruiting class in a year. I like the plan, plus weeding out the frails. Keep it up if you need to CLK. Just hope we can field a team in September.

Orangelife writes:

This guy was a nobody. I'm not worried about him at all. I'm glad clk is making practice competitive for these guys.

Volunatic writes:

in response to Voluvr:

The remaining remnant will set the stage for the greatest assembling of college football badazzes in history. After 4 titles in 7 yrs. and with new QB's coach, Peyton Manning, who does it for free, Tennessee sets the benchmark, the new standard, the bell cow, the cockof the walk, baby!

Go Kiffin!!!

I like the way you think.
GO VOLS!

PureOrange writes:

Make room for people who want to do what it takes to play

orngbluded writes:

I hate to see anybody be dismissed especially a lineman we cant afford to lose many of those guys but you have to tip your hat to coach kiffin hes not playing around if you are not on the same page then you will be playing somewhere else.What about lennon creer was he just afraid of brown and oku and williams?

cmoore7 writes:

I have always wanted a lineman named Studds Miltonburger, of German decent, maybe.

Cody Popovich

Slystone writes:

It didn't work out for you so the best in your next endeavour. No need to say negative stuff at you or others that either quit or were dismissed. Kiffins regime may not be for everyone. That being the case I hope you find that right place and most importantly stay in school and work to getting your degree. Not many in here will tell you that.

Volunatic writes:

The highly-rated UT recruiting classes of '05 and '07 are looking pretty thin right now.
A question for anyone who has mentioned anything along the lines of "2 out of the last 4 recruiting classes were Top 5" in defense of Fulmer:
Other than Eric Berry and Rico McCoy, name a 5-star or 4-star player from those classes who has consistently excelled on the field, and hasn't quit or been kicked off the team.
Some have show flashes of greatness (Gerald Jones, for example), and a few 3-star recruits have contributed a lot (Dennis Rogan, for example), but these classes haven't been nearly as good as they were projected to be.

http://smokeys-trail.com/recruits.html

(Thank goodness for Eric Berry, by the way.)
The weird thing about all this-- despite the numerous departures, I have a really good feeling about the current coaching staff's ability to bring out the best in the guys still on the squad.
GO VOLS!!!

gohawks1 writes:

in response to scvols:

Dang, we can afford to lose anyone. Maybe we should have tried them out at QB first.

Now there's a good idea!

teampenny#658108 writes:

We did well with our signs this year but did not feel needs. It will cause problems for the next couple of seasons. Must sign for needs not just stars. Go Vols

Volunatic writes:

in response to DCdynasty:

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I've never spent any time on gator msg boards and have never paid close attention to gator news like you do with Vol news. I'm curious-- did any "weeding out" occur when the zooker left and urban meyer became head coach?

VolFanNC writes:

I wonder if Langley was getting upset with hughes getting all the snaps and attention his spring. Looks like Hughes is the real deal and will be fun to watch over the next couple of years.

Really don't care much about this one. So far though it looks like, he is clearing out potential problems for the fall. Will see how this affects team chemisty later this year.

kabzs writes:

Yep...Another player is Kiffed-off.
Good luck young man
Go Vols!

Volchaz writes:

in response to The_Four_Horsemen:

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;) i guess i have a reference...

jobrando#216494 writes:

A bigun recruiting class for next year is shaping up.

GaytorHater writes:

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MANVOL writes:

and another gone and another one gone, another one bites the dust.....

vol66 writes:

So did he quit when his mother was in a coma last fall and he came back and gave 110% to this team?? did he quit when his mother died in the fall?? No he stayed with a team that didnt want to utilize him and a team that quit on him first, its their loss. Dont believe everything you hear from staff and players, its a business and they will say anything to not damage the recruiting process for next year and years to come. And yes he is finishing school and does have a 3.0 GPA. He is a great kid who has great potential that tenn unfortunately didnt recognize, best of luck elsewhere, he will be great.

Volunatic writes:

in response to DCdynasty:

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Thanks for the response.
Time will tell if Kiffin will be making excuses during the regular season, but I would bet the ranch that UT will be better this year than last.

douglasawilliams#582863 writes:

in response to orngbluded:

I hate to see anybody be dismissed especially a lineman we cant afford to lose many of those guys but you have to tip your hat to coach kiffin hes not playing around if you are not on the same page then you will be playing somewhere else.What about lennon creer was he just afraid of brown and oku and williams?

This is just natural attrition. CLK wants players who are on board with tough practises, academic progress, and supreme conditioning. In the end it will make for a better team. The good ole boy network has left the building.

gohawks1 writes:

in response to The_Four_Horsemen:

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The article has been updated (look below the headline) so you're right - it was added recently.

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

in response to SanFranciscoVol:

Does anyone know if the O&W game will be televised?

I heard it was canceled due to lack of enough players!!

NOT!

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

in response to dshawn13#224876:

I hate to lose all this linemen, I know they are not the athletes clk wants but we have no linemen for the 2010 season and this is one spot that is hard for true freshmen to step in at.

Our strategy will be to maintain ball control with 7 minute sustained drives since we can't pass the ball anyway.

At least we won't need def. linemen if we just pound it down their throat.

DennisVols writes:

in response to DCdynasty:

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Haven't you every heard: "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink"
Anyone not willing to do what is necessary, on and off the field, is free to go and play for a team like UF where it is obvious that the standards for player behavior is a lot lower than the ones this new staff has put in place.

TommyJack writes:

"No longer here" Wish we could say the same for DC and the other poser-lopers that have ruined this site...

give_him_6 writes:

Kiff knows best!! You're either with us.....or your not!!!! More scholarships for next year!!!

Go Vols

NoMoreWooAfterGoodOleRockyTop writes:

Take #8 with you!

abnermc writes:

in response to DCdynasty:

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I doubt that anyone in here is saying Kiff is the next Bear. Bear would not last a season in the league today. His cheating wouldn't be tolerated under today's rules.

VolunteerPassion writes:

in response to SanFranciscoVol:

Does anyone know if the O&W game will be televised?

it will be in CSS the next day. but only locally

DennisVols writes:

Looking at all the excess baggage that this new staff is weeding out I am no longer surprised at the under achievements over the last decade.
Yes we played in a few SEC title games, but just how many did we win following the '98 championship year? How many BCS bowls did we actually play in and how many did we win?
Don't get me wrong, I really liked Fulmer and was one of the last on the "fire Fulmer" train. The more I see in the last few months about players that just don't seem to get it, had a clean slate and every opportunity to step up and become a major contributor on this team, the less I am amazed at how last year turned out and more amazed at how good we actually did in years other than '05 & '08.
We all saw the bad news coming out of UT, the arrests, the classroom failures, just general bad attitudes. Many players, Coker comes to mind, getting more opportunities and continuing to screw up but seldom getting kicked off the team for good. Watching players give up in the middle of a game when a ball bounced the other direction.
I know we are short on linemen on both sides of the ball, but we do not now, or did not then need any player that was not willing to "Give his all for Tennessee". That is not just on the field but in the classroom and when they are out on the town.
I knew when I was serving in the Army that my behavior was expected to be excellent not just when in a fire fight but also every minute of every day. It was a 24/7 job. That is the kind of mentality we need for this team. Everywhere you go from the day you signed the papers you will be a Tennessee Vol. Act like you are as proud of that opportunity as we the fans are proud of the fact we support this Great university.
Keeping it Real
Go Vols!!!!

n2thecheckerboards2 writes:

DC if Kiffin does fail, then good for u and your lucky GUESS. Why dont u just admit that you are hoping we fail and quit pretending that u can predict the future. Sometimes from reading your posts i think you are miss cleos long lost cousin.

rocky_topper writes:

Looks as though seniority doesn't cut it in this regime. Either bring the goods for the "TEAM", or hit the road. It is about time. Scholarships should never be wasted!

Off topic here, but I saw where they have pre-sold 22,000 tickets to the orange and white game already as of this week. Also, this is not counting students who will get in free with their ID cards.

Go BIG Orange

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