RB Bryce Brown leaves Tennessee program

Running back Bryce Brown left the Tennessee program on the first day of the Volunteers’ spring practice, coach Derek Dooley said.

Dooley said Brown told him Thursday that he was dealing with family and personal problems that included “some of the reasons why he came here.” Brown was not present for practice.

“I was a little surprised, but you can only control what you can control,” Dooley said. “He went through the entire offseason, but I also think that this wasn’t something from the last three weeks. But I’m not here to recruit. I’m here to coach.”