KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee tailback LaMarcus Coker and
defensive tackle Demonte Bolden will miss the game against
Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday because of a violation of team
Bolden is a starter on the defensive line while Coker returns
kicks and plays behind starter Arian Foster.
"Those guys are important to us, and hopefully we can have them
back for Arkansas," coach Phillip Fulmer said Wednesday. He didn't
elaborate on the violation.
Coker was suspended for almost three weeks of practice in August
for what team officials described as a medical issue. He was also
suspended for several practices last December in advance of the
Outback Bowl for undisclosed reasons.
Despite the absences, Fulmer said he does not anticipate issues
with depth this week. He said freshman tailback Lennon Creer, who
has suffered from soreness in his knee for some time, has responded
well to his treatments.
"It is what it is," Fulmer said. "You got 83 guys that are
doing just the right things; a couple that don't."