Izauea Lanier Ruled Ineligible For Tennessee Football

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - NOVEMBER 12: Jarius Wright #4 of the Arkansas Razorbacks crosses the goal line for a touchdown with Izauea Lanier #18 of the Tennessee Volunteers on his back at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

For more on Vols football, visit Tennessee blog Rocky Top Talk, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

Hey, let's think of a college football program that really deserves to have something bad happen to it. Give it a second. OK, everybody got one? I bet you didn't pick the Tennessee Volunteers! Well, too bad:

Yep. After injuries, coaching defections, injuries, bizarre clock-management-related losses, injuries and injuries, the latest setback is the loss of a potential starting cornerback. Lanier was listed as battling senior Prentiss Waggner for a top spot on Tennessee's post-spring depth chart. So the job is probably Waggner's now.

Lanier, a junior, finished third among all Vols defensive backs in tackles last year, also breaking up four passes. He appeared in 12 games. Luckily, Waggner is also quite experienced, posting a similar assortment of his own stats last year, including two interceptions and two sacks.

For more on Vols football, visit Tennessee blog Rocky Top Talk, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

While we’re here, let’s watch some college football videos from SB Nation’s new YouTube channel together:

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