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Zach Brown transfers to Pitt

Posted on: June 27, 2011 3:43 pm
Edited on: June 27, 2011 3:50 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

As Wisconsin picked up a new player on Monday morning, it also officially lost another. Running back Zach Brown made it official on Monday and let coach Todd Graham and the rest of the Pitt coaching staff know that he'd be transferring to the school, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Brown will likely serve as a backup to Ray Graham, and running back is a position that Graham had expressed concerns about recently, particularly the lack of depth with Ray Graham being the only option with experience. A concern that is alleviated somewhat by the arrival of Brown.

Brown originally announced he would be leaving Wisconsin back in May, where he spent the last three seasons as a backup to John Clay, Montee Ball and James White. Clay may be gone, but Brown still would have found himself fourth on the depth chart behind Ball, White and Jeffrey Lewis this fall. Since Brown has already graduated, much like Wisconsin's newest quarterback Russell Wilson, he will not have to sit out any time and can begin playing right away.

In three seasons at Wisconsin, Brown has rushed for 1,152 yards and 11 touchdowns. 


Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: June 28, 2011 11:12 am

Zach Brown transfers to Pitt

Good luck to you Zach! No doubt Pitt will be happy you've arrived. You're a solid runner. Wisconsin just had too much depth at the position. Hell, half the RBs in the NFL would be back-ups for the Badgers. You'll give Ray Graham all he can handle and probably take equal snaps by mid-season.
Clay was solid, but watch out for Montee Ball and James White. Those guys are going to run rampant this season with Russell Wilson threatening to pass / run. OoOooohhooooo... I like the Badgers this year.......!!! GO BUCKY!!!  

Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2011 2:35 am

Zach Brown transfers to Pitt

Why do you take the time to reply if you don't?

Since: Aug 22, 2010
Posted on: June 27, 2011 11:14 pm

Zach Brown transfers to Pitt

Thanks for the good years in Badger country Zach. Good luck at Pitt.

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: June 27, 2011 8:15 pm

Zach Brown transfers to Pitt

Good for Zach.  He was a good runner, and would have ran for a thousand yards in the Wisco system had we not recruited so well at that position.  He'll do fine at Pitt - I'm happy for him.

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: June 27, 2011 8:12 pm
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