Tennessee football players Alex Bullard and Eric Gordon have had their offseason work impacted by "personal issues," according to UT coach Derek Dooley.
Although the personal issues have affected the consistency of their summer workouts, their status on the team hasn't changed; nor have they been disciplined, Dooley said Friday. He didn't elaborate on the "personal issues."
"We're working through some things with them," Dooley said.
Bullard, a junior center, is one of four returning starters in UT's offensive line. He started the first six games at left guard before replacing James Stone as the starting center for the second half of the season.
Bullard transferred to UT from Notre Dame after the 2010 season so he could be closer to his family in Franklin following the death of his father.
Louis Bullard was an offensive lineman with the Seattle Seahawks in 1979-80.
Gordon, a junior cornerback, was listed as a backup to Prentiss Waggner on the post-spring depth chart, but he has seven career starts, including one last season.
His game-winning, 90-yard touchdown return in overtime against Vanderbilt was one of UT's biggest plays of the 2011 season.
He also had a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown against Ole Miss in 2010.