Derek Dooley on mid-year attrition for the Vols
Coach Dooley goes over the injured players list for the Vols
For various reasons that Tennessee coach Derek Dooley declined to discuss, a number of Vols are no longer with the program heading into the 2012 season.
Along with wide receivers DeAnthony Arnett and Matt Milton, whose respective transfers were already reported, linebacker Robert Nelson, defensive tackle Arthur Jeffery, quarterback Nash Nance and linebacker Martaze Jackson are no longer with the team, Dooley said.
Offensive lineman JerQuari Schofield is still in school, but not currently part of the team because of academic issues.
Dooley spoke to reporters this afternoon, hours after he hired former Alabama assistant Sal Sunseri as UT's new defensive coordinator. The announcement came less than 24 hours after Sam Pittman was named the team's new offensive line coach, replacing Harry Hiestand.
Dooley still has two openings to fill. He declined to get into specifics about those positions.
"You catch a break for about 30 seconds and that's about how long you've got at Tennessee before something else is on the way," Dooley said.