Posted by Tom Fornelli
Kansas State is off to a 3-0 start to the season and has a pretty big game against Baylor on Saturday, but there's still a pretty big question mark surrounding running back Bryce Brown. Brown's status with the Wildcats is up in the air at the moment. While he's still officially listed on the team's roster, according to The Manhattan Mercury, a school spokesman could not confirm or deny that Brown was still a member of the team on Wednesday.
"Just unfortunate," head coach Bill Snyder told the paper. "Bryce is going through some difficult times right now and we'll try to help him all we can."
What exactly those difficult times are, Snyder did not say.
Brown was one of the top recruits in the country when coming out of high school and signed to play for Lane Kiffin at Tennessee. He then transferred to Kansas State, along with his brother, linebacker Arthur Brown, to be closer to his family in 2009. Odds are that Brown's difficulties are directly related to his playing time, as he only has 3 carries for 16 yards on the season.
He appeared in two series on offense in Kansas State's win over Miami, but never touched the ball and missed a block that led to Collin Klein being sacked.
Making matters worse for Brown, John Hubert had a great game against Miami, and Bill Snyder said Hubert would once again be the starter against Baylor, with Angelo Pease and Robert Rose behind him on the depth chart. Meaning that Brown is fourth in the pecking order in Manhattan.
That is, if he's still with Kansas State.