Friday, August 24, 2007

LaMarcus Coker Reinstated

Sophomore running back LaMarcus Coker has fulfilled all obligations and has been reinstated to the Volunteer Football team on Friday afternoon. He will practice on Saturday, but will not travel to California with the team.

"I do expect him to return against Southern Miss if he continues on a positive track." Coach Phillip Fulmer said late Friday.

Fulmer also said that the troubled tailback's attitude through the entire ordeal has been exceptional.

Coker led the Vols in rushing last year and was expected to play a large role in the Tennessee ground game until he was suspended indefinitely by Fulmer for undisclosed reasons earlier this month.

Coker adds a dimension to the Volunteers' run game that isn't to be had in projected started Arian Foster and makes an already potent Tennessee offense outright dangerous.

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