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Bryce Brown has some work to do

Posted on: September 8, 2011 12:05 pm
Edited on: September 8, 2011 12:05 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Coming into this new season one of the things I really wanted to see with Kansas State was the debut of Bryce Brown. Brown was a highly-touted running back coming out of high school that eventually committed to Tennessee before transferring back home to Kansas State. Well, we really didn't get to see much of Brown in Kansas State's narrow 10-7 win over Eastern Kentucky last weekend, as he carried the ball only 3 times for a total of 16 yards. Brown also coughed up one of the four fumbles that the Wildcats had in the game, which was a major reason why the team struggled to score points.

I was wondering if we'd have a chance to see more of Brown this weekend against Kent State, but that doesn't seem to be the case. He's currently listed third on the Kansas State depth chart, and according to head coach Bill Snyder, Bryce still has some work to do if he wants to see more carries on offense.

"I think for him, getting invested is probably the most significant thing for him," Snyder told the Manhattan Mercury. "And I think he's making some headway in that respect. I think he's a little more into it. He missed a lot during the course of the summer, so there's a lot of catching up for him to do." 

Snyder also went on to say that when Brown will get more time with the offense is "up to him."

Sophomore back John Hubert is currently on top of the depth chart, and he rushed for 91 yards on 17 carries against Eastern Kentucky, so at the moment it's hard to justify Brown taking his place. That being said, it's not like the Kansas State offense played well in the opener, and regardless of where Brown is on the depth chart, the quicker he can start contributing to the team, the better off the Wildcats will be.

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2011 2:02 pm

Bryce Brown has some work to do

Young man has a lot of growing up to do.  Best of luck Bryce Brown.

Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2011 1:45 pm

Bryce Brown has some work to do

I'm actually quite happy he is NOT still in Knoxville.  All he would do is create even more contraversy for the one part of our game that should be decent this year!

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2011 12:22 pm

Bryce Brown has some work to do

Maybe he doesn't want to be there, but he's too afraid to go against big daddy's wishes.  Could be that he'd rather be in Knoxville still.  "Missed a lot during the course of the summer" sounds like he wasn't "invested".  Maybe Bryce should start living his own life instead of dear old daddy's.

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