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Thursday, April 2, 2009
Vols' Creer leaves team


Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Lennon Creer, Tennessee's leading returning rusher from a year ago, has quit the team.

Coach Lane Kiffin said he met with Creer and that Creer didn't want to be a part of the team any longer.

Creer came to Tennessee as a highly rated prospect out of Texas, but only played in spots the last two years.

The Vols are going to be extremely deep at the tailback position next fall, especially with freshmen Bryce Brown and David Oku arriving this summer. Brown was rated by Scouts Inc. as the No. 2 running back prospect in the country.

It's also been a big spring for senior Montario Hardesty, who looks as good as he has in some time. The challenge for Hardesty is staying healthy, something he's rarely done at Tennessee. Sophomore Tauren Poole is another tailback who's shown promise this spring. The Vols like his ability to run between the tackles.