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Bryce Brown looking at LSU

Posted on: February 11, 2009 11:59 pm

The nation's No. 1 remaining recruit is looking at becoming part of the nation's No. 1 recruiting class. (That depends on what ranking you're looking at, but we're getting off the subject)

Wichita's Bryce Brown apparently was smitten by call Monday from LSU coach Les Miles. The talented tailback has two visits left -- one to Tennessee this weekend. USC, and now maybe LSU, is in the running for the other visit. Brown plays to announce his choice on March 12.

Why March 12? Who knows. Maybe he wants to be free to watch Selection Sunday.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: LSU, USC

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2009 6:08 pm

Bryce Brown looking at LSU


I believe the original story is posted in the New York Times

Former East running back Bryce Brown didn't choose a college Wednesday on the first day of the football signing period, but his name was still in the news.

In a story about Brown's adviser Brian Butler that ran in Wednesday's edition of the New York Times, East coach Brian Byers criticized Butler's Potential Players program and Brown's unwillingness to put the team first.

Byers did not return phone calls from The Eagle seeking comment on Wednesday.

"It's always been him and then everybody else," Byers said about Brown to the New York Times. "Our team chemistry was nonexistent."

Brown, rated the No. 1 running back recruit in the country by and, was at his uncle's house in Nebraska when he read the article.

"I couldn't believe it. He never came out and said anything to me," Brown said. "We always had an open line of communication. This is the first time I've heard about it. If this is how he felt, why didn't he address it?"

Brown rushed for 1,850 yards and 31 touchdowns for East his senior year. East changed to a spread offense before the season, and Brown never complained publicly about the change in offensive philosophy.

"I didn't agree with the offense, but I bought into it. I rode with it because that's what the coach wanted us to do," Brown said. "Team chemistry. I had my offensive line over for dinner on Thursdays. I offered to play wide receiver in some sets. I was willing to do whatever if it was going to get the win."

The Times said Byers felt Butler promoted a selfish approach that showed in Brown's play. "It's all about me, me, me," Byers said in the article. "That's not what football is about. We're a proven fact. We had supposedly the best football player in the country in high school, and we went 6-3. We didn't have a team because of that."

Butler has been working with Bryce and older brother Arthur Brown for four years. While Butler admits to not cheering for "teams," he disagrees with the perception that he promotes selfish play.

"I am a fan of players and not teams," Butler said. "Because of my business I can't support a specific team. However, I teach team-building and stress the importance of team chemistry. So if I was telling players to be all about them, I'd be doing the exact opposite of what I believe in."

Butler believes that Byers disliked him before he became the head coach at East before the 2006 season. Even though he detected it, Butler said that he never went over Byers' head when it came to recruiting.

"He had an opinion of me before he met me," Butler said. "I never had any ill will against Coach Byers. I don't know why he has anything against me. We always kept things open and opened the door for him to be there, but he never accepted."

Brown orally committed to Miami last February, however has decided to hold off on signing until he takes his final two visits. He is expected to sign in March, Butler said. Brown has Miami, Kansas State, Oregon, Southern California and Tennessee still on his list.

"God is in total control of this," Brown said. "I'm just praying about it. I know that where ever I end up it will be his will."

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2009 4:37 am

Bryce Brown looking at LSU

beats the fk out of going 3-9 and not making the postseason

next stupid question?

Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2009 9:43 pm

Bryce Brown looking at LSU

gator863 wrote:  They had stories about his high school coach saying that Brown was terrible for team morale. It was reported that he did not like to practice with his team. He seems very talented, but is he willing to be a team player?


1. Who is THEY who had stories that he was not good for team morale? 

2. LSU has one scholarship left.

3.  Bama is not in this consideration. They have no scholarships left and more guys signed than can suit up legally, so a couple are headed to Junior Colleges.

4. If Mr Brown is not a practice player, he wont play much at LSU unless some guys are banged up, and he will transfer to a lower 'division' team or sit out a year to play for someone more desperate. One may presume for the moment that he knew he could do what he needed to do at the high school level and didnt want to get beat up.  We shall see.  This one is interesting, regardless of his choice.  What have we heard from "Britney" Perilloux since he left LSU?   Did he lead Jacksonville State singlehandedly to the tournament? No.  

5. Only 20% of the five star guys make it in the NFL.  That's better than the other ratings, but its no guarantee.

There were two TWO star guys taken in the first round this past year, one from a non-BCS conference.  People improve.

Some improve, some dont.  


Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2009 9:28 pm

Bryce Brown looking at LSU

FYI, all 4's are not identical.  LSU has four players at the 6.0 mark on Rivals,  Bama only 1. Bama's 4's are second tier  5.9 and third tier 5.8.

FYI:   4's, 3's, and 2's are all rated in three tiers on rivals. Sports uses several elements related to the position and comes up with a total number.

The four highest LSU 4's are higher rated than all but one of the Bama 4's, on all rating services. 



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2009 9:19 pm

Bryce Brown looking at LSU

What good does it do to go 12-0 in the regular season and 0-2 in the post season?

Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2009 7:43 pm

Bryce Brown looking at LSU

Yeah, because Kevin Faulk and Joseph Addai sure never had any impact in the NFL.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2009 4:55 pm

Bryce Brown looking at LSU

"You might as well pencil in your 8 & 4 season and smile."

I penciled in 8-4 last year and was pleasently surprised.  Now you get to sample the BOHICA for a while.  Bend over, here it comes again.

Hey numbah27fan.  Why does it have to be a bcs title?  Trying to find soemthing that you can claim as you own that we cant?  Our own count says twelve (12) national titles.  Others whine and say we don't have any more then seven (7)   Boy,    Bama h
as been talking the talk and walking the walk long before you were born.  We had some down years, but thanks to you nice loan of the Sabanator we seem to be coming back. 

Would you like him back?

nope, you cant have em

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2009 3:08 pm

Alabama and lsu fans....

you guys are all fighting over who has the better recruiting class and who is going to get the better running back....and why is that? because you guys are idiots and ever since saban left there will always be a stupid rivalry of absurd proportions...and let's clear one thing up bryce brown is probably going to oregon or miami i'd be very surprised if he went to lsu...this guy even though you guys all trash him is a very intelligent guy...his goal is to find a school that he can build a connection with for 20 years he wants playing time but he doesn't want to be the whole show as frosh...he has realistic expectations for himself even if all of you don't at all

Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2009 2:59 pm

Bryce Brown looking at LSU

When Bama wins a Bcs  then you can act like you been there. Talk is cheap.  Bama better enjoy Sabin now he'll be leaving soon. Geaux Tigers

Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2009 2:59 pm

Bryce Brown looking at LSU

you should probably research before you talk. Tennessee has more current players on rosters than LSU. Last years defensive rookie was? Mayo, right from Tennessee. LSU does produce great players, just saying Tenneessee currently has more pros. We also have QB named Manning, maybe you heard oh him?

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