Tennessee will open spring practice without one of its biggest playmakers in Alton ‘Pig’ Howard.
Butch Jones told TimesNews via text message that Howard is “dealing with some personal circumstances.” Jones confirmed that Howard is still enrolled in school.
Howard is a big piece to the Vols’ puzzle of getting things turned around. He caught 44 passes for 388 yards and three touchdowns in 2013, which led the Vols in catches and touchdowns.
Tennessee opens spring practice Friday afternoon.
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