Better question: What can Brown do for you?


The long wait is finally over, with Seantrel Henderson officially becoming a Trojan. The nation’s top high school prospect has secured his future in cardinal and gold, allowing Southern California to boast the capture of the No.1 rated players in the past two recruiting hunts. Matt Barkley was the top prospect in 2009.

Henderson was also the third elite prospect in three years to delay his final decision for weeks after National signing Day. It was Terrelle Pryor in 2008, before finalizing a commitment with Ohio State. Last year it was the nation’s top running back, Bryce Brown, eventually settling in Tennessee. With Brown’s unexpected leave from the Volunteers program, a situation is created where USC could actually gain the services of two of the three Prima Donnas.

Last February, Brown was notified by then USC football coach Pete Carroll that the university was no longer interested in pursuing the star. The Trojans coaching staff felt the Kansas product wasn’t serious in his interests to play on the west coast, and were no longer willing to contribute their time and effort to a player wanting nothing more than to be wooed by a program he would not choose.

Carroll is now planted in the NFL, and Kiffin is the new figurehead of the USC football program. Kiffin is also the man that Brown settled on, when he eventually gave his commitment to the Vols. A coaching change has apparently resulted in a change of heart, and now we wonder if Brown will actually follow Kiffin out west.

This is a transfer situation different from others, which is why I really can’t understand it. Brown wasn’t buried deep on a depth chart and desperate for playing time. He was set to be a feature back in the SEC, and who can really ask for more? Brown also comes with baggage, in the form of a handler, which always raises a red flag. I hear the term “handler” and the immediate thought is Rodney Guillory. To make it worse, the NCAA eyed this associate a year ago, as a person of interest.

Will Bryce Brown make a run for USC? That’s the question now being asked, and with the Kiffin presence, it is one possibility. But the better question may be—What can Brown do for you?  Everything a tailback seeks was already found in Tennessee.  What exactly is Brown looking for, and what would he bring to the program?

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~ by Anthony on March 24, 2010.

One Response to “Better question: What can Brown do for you?”

  1. Rumor is Kiffin and Brown did not see eye to eye, that he was already unhappy prior to Kiffin leaving UT. If true, he wouldn’t be interested in somewhere he didn’t want to go in the first place. I have a feeling he will want to join his brother at Kansas State.

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