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CedarPhin
02-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Not expected to sign with Miami:
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/breaking-news/story/908389.html


CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Unless Bryce Brown makes a decision Wednesday, the nation's top-ranked recruit will be going somewhere other than Miami.

So much for him I guess.

Dolfan3773
02-17-2009, 09:35 PM
That sucks...these kids think their to cool though, thinking schools will bow down for them

CedarPhin
02-17-2009, 10:04 PM
I think he ends up at Oregon or LSU.

Namor
02-17-2009, 11:31 PM
Somethings up with this kid...whoever signs him...I'll bet the NCAA will be
looking at very shortly.

JCane
02-18-2009, 12:25 AM
The offer can be reissued. If it expires Wednesday night he still plans to come to Miami for an official visit. But if it expires and he visits Miami, he's going to have to convince the coaches that he wants to be here. I think this is just Randy exercising his right to do such and to send a message to Bryce Brown that says, "Hey, we're a team first."

Kdawg954
02-18-2009, 10:37 AM
Lamar Miller is going to be a beast, Bryce Brown is just iciing . . . would be great, but this kid has surrounding himself with the wrong people.

#1 Fan
02-18-2009, 11:17 AM
i like the move by shannon. the more i read about this kid, the less i want him on the team.

finfan3223
02-18-2009, 12:51 PM
I could really care less. It would be nice to hace him, but I think Lamar Miller is gonna be a beast.

TedSlimmJr
02-18-2009, 06:49 PM
That's one weird kid....

CedarPhin
02-18-2009, 06:52 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2009/02/unlvhottub-1.jpg

BAMAPHIN 22
02-18-2009, 07:01 PM
On Tuesday, UM told Bryce Brown: “No thanks.” (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/umblog/entries/2009/02/18/on_tuesday_um_told_bryce_brown.html)



Technically, Bryce Brown has until today to sign the national letter of intent the University of Miami sent him two weeks ago.
Realistically, Brown’s fate was decided on Tuesday.

UM coach Randy Shannon, citing NCAA rules that forbid coaches from commenting on recruits, declined to answer any questions regarding Brown during a 30-minute interview I had with him on Wednesday morning.


http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/umblog/entries/2009/02/18/on_tuesday_um_told_bryce_brown.html?cxntfid=blogs_inside_um

kpcane
02-18-2009, 07:29 PM
On Tuesday, UM told Bryce Brown: “No thanks.” (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/umblog/entries/2009/02/18/on_tuesday_um_told_bryce_brown.html)



http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/umblog/entries/2009/02/18/on_tuesday_um_told_bryce_brown.html?cxntfid=blogs_inside_um

As if I needed any more reason to know that Shannon was the right guy for the program. Coker would definitely still be on this recruits balls trying to get him here. Good for Shannon.

Tpaddle
02-18-2009, 07:30 PM
randy is laying down the law...good for him, go CANES

d-day
02-19-2009, 02:23 AM
Adviser disputes UM shun

CORAL GABLES — The adviser for the nation's top running back recruit told a radio station Wednesday night that he disputes reports that the University of Miami is cutting ties with the star football player.

Brian Butler, the adviser to running back Bryce Brown, said during an interview with a Wichita, Kan., radio station that he had spoken with Randy Shannon and that the Hurricanes' coach "totally understood Bryce's scenario." "He was positive about it," Butler said. "He had no mention of any timeline."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/content/sports/epaper/2009/02/18/a1b_um_0219.html

JCane
02-19-2009, 04:30 AM
Forget anything that Brian Butler says. This is legit. As of midnight last night, his letter of intent has expired. He'll have to have another one reissued if he desires to come here. As far as I know, he still has plans to visit Miami on March 3rd but it's also my understanding that he will have to do a great deal of asskissing to convince coaches that he wants to be here. Shannon is ready to move forward. He has spring practice coming up and two new coordinators that need to get moving with their phase of the game. Shannon can't have distractions and sideshows like this going on during practice.

JCane
03-10-2009, 12:49 AM
For what it's worth I have two different sources in Coral Gables and one is saying that Bryce will be on campus Wednesday and the other one says he won't. Either way, Bryce is set to announce on Monday and many believe he'll announce for another school because Shannon isn't going to reup his LOI.

PhinsRDbest
03-10-2009, 06:57 AM
Do the Canes really need this soap opera actor?

JCane
03-10-2009, 09:45 AM
From what I've heard about the things Mike James is doing in practice dragging would-be tacklers into the end zone, I'll say no. Apparently Mike James is quickly becoming the most popular guy on the team due to the fact that he always smiles, never complains, puts the team first and has one of the more superior work ethics on the team. I've also heard that Lamar Miller is pretty much the same way. At this point it's mostly the fans who still buy into the hype of five-star players and the media attention they receive. That's not to say that Bryce Brown isn't or won't be a special player, but we all know that the U isn't about guys who me players and demand attention or have a sense of entitlement.

DaveMalz08
03-10-2009, 01:09 PM
sounds like the O is doing good. I would still like to have bbrown on our team.

Marino2Clayton
03-14-2009, 04:37 PM
Bryce Brown took an unofficial to Tennessee yesterday... and received a standing ovation from the 2000 or so Vol faithful at practice.

kpcane
03-15-2009, 05:39 PM
Well, tomorrow's the day that none of us have been waiting for. I think the kid loves Oregon, but that it's too far away from home for him. I think it comes down to LSU and Miami, and I think he picks LSU.

#1 Fan
03-15-2009, 09:27 PM
i heard on 790 today he might go to kansas state. seemed really out of the blue. whatever, i just don't want him on the U

ChambersWI
03-16-2009, 10:38 AM
Well, tomorrow's the day that none of us have been waiting for. I think the kid loves Oregon, but that it's too far away from home for him. I think it comes down to LSU and Miami, and I think he picks LSU.

the kid is from Wichita, Kansas. If Oregon is too far from home, how is Miami a more likely pick? His brother?

kpcane
03-16-2009, 11:57 AM
the kid is from Wichita, Kansas. If Oregon is too far from home, how is Miami a more likely pick? His brother?

Yeah maybe I didn't choose the right words, but what I meant was that it would be more difficult for his parents to see both of them play if the brothers lived that far apart from each other. I also thought that I heard that his family was going to move, but I'm not too sure about that at all.

CedarPhin
03-16-2009, 02:41 PM
He's going to Tennessee. Just announced.

CedarPhin
03-16-2009, 02:57 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/football/news/story?id=3985752


Bryce Brown (http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/tracker/player?recruitId=52088), the No. 8 prospect in the ESPNU150, will play his college football at Tennessee. Brown picked the Vols over a list of finalists that included Oregon, LSU, Kansas State and Miami.

chrisbaucom
03-16-2009, 03:23 PM
Rivals said he pulled a Miami hat out of his bag and handed to Arthur Brown telling him, this is for you. And the entire crowd started laughing. What a joke this guy is.

Good luck with Lane Kiffin. Not renewing his LOI might have been the smartest thing Randy has done since he became HC.

Oraclepz
03-16-2009, 03:30 PM
well im a USF fan... but im impressed miami sent this guy packing... good for randy...

PS see you guys next season :)

benelli1979
03-16-2009, 03:37 PM
I don't follow the college recruiting process all that closely so maybe I'm off base here, but... It seems like I've heard a lot of people talking about really, really, sketchy stuff going on in the SEC this year. I forget who it was but somebody on the radio was talking about Miami not willing to engage in some of the activities that Tennessee was doing, or something along those lines. And this was a few months ago when I heard this.

I wish I remembered who said it but it was somebody from ESPN or one of the papers, it wasn't like it was a random caller or anything. Now all of a sudden this kid signs with Tennessee when this is the first time I've heard they were even in the mix. Again, I don't follow these things that closely so I'm sure you guys know WAY more about whats going on then I do. But does anyone else thing this whole ordeal is kinda fishy?

Dolfan3773
03-16-2009, 04:05 PM
screw him...Mike James from what I heard and saw at the open practice is going to be serious

kpcane
03-16-2009, 07:52 PM
We all knew that Bryce didn't want to be here, and that if he came it was just for his brother. He needs someone to coddle him, and Randy's not going to do that. I know that Lane would, but I didn't think Bryce would be dumb enough to go to a program like Tennessee right now (new coach, several poor seasons, no real upside just yet). I think he was also afraid of the competition. Earlier in the year he came down to watch some of Lamar Miller's games. Said he was there to support his future teammates, but I guess he was really there to see whether or not he'd have competition. At least he'll be the featured back at Tennessee.

DaveMalz08
03-17-2009, 02:18 PM
Ten can have B-Brown, is see for our 2010 class we are looking at a kid Gore. Whom i hear is as good or if not better than Brown

kpcane
03-17-2009, 04:05 PM
There's no shortage of RBs at the U, that's for sure. Obviously, you never want to lose the top recruit in the country, but it was Randy's call. If I were the coach, I would have done the same thing. It's a team game, and you can't let a guy who isn't even on the team call the shots. It also sends a signal to other recruits that an offer to play football at the University of Miami is a privilege and a special opportunity.
Mike James and Lamar Miller will pick up the slack, and of course there is a ton of talent in So Fla for 2010 with kids like Gore, Clements, Gainer, and several others. Smart move by Randy for team morale and chemistry. Time for it to translate into some wins!

DaveMalz08
03-17-2009, 06:49 PM
The kid hasnt proven himself yet at the college level.

kpcane
03-18-2009, 06:40 PM
JCane - If you read this, I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on what happened and why it happened with Bryce. I have the feeling that we never pulled his scholly, but maybe you've heard something.

CedarPhin
03-18-2009, 10:09 PM
I heard they weren't going to pull it...then Whipple went to visit him and Brown wasn't that receptive.

Of course..I could be wrong..it's all speculation.

kpcane
03-19-2009, 12:29 PM
I heard they weren't going to pull it...then Whipple went to visit him and Brown wasn't that receptive.

Of course..I could be wrong..it's all speculation.

Yeah the only reason I think they may have pulled it is after that one interview where Brown said that he didn't like Whipple's style of offense. This kid had so many excuses throughout the whole process that made you realize he didn't want to be here. I just dislike the fact that he remained committed the whole time, and held us back from offering another talented So Fla running back.

JCane
03-19-2009, 12:37 PM
Yeah the only reason I think they may have pulled it is after that one interview where Brown said that he didn't like Whipple's style of offense. This kid had so many excuses throughout the whole process that made you realize he didn't want to be here. I just dislike the fact that he remained committed the whole time, and held us back from offering another talented So Fla running back.

The only other South Florida running back really worth offering was Jamal Berry. By the time the whole thing with Bryce Brown blew up Berry was already seriously committed to Ohio State. We didn't even give him an offer to begin with.

I kinda agree with you on when the scholarship was "pulled." Bryce didn't have a lot of good things to say about Whipple's offense but also Randy was ready to move forward into spring practice with what he had and we all know that Randy is all business and doesn't like distractions.

And 100% bull**** about Bryce comment's on Monday when he said, "I just felt like the 'Canes didn't know what they were doing on offense." Yeah, we didn't under Patrick Nix. Mark Whipple fixes that. He wants to bash Miami's offense from last season...you guys go take a look at what Tennessee did offensively last season. In every major statistical offensive category Miami was ranked higher than Tennesee.

It's not difficult to spot when exactly Bryce began to really have second thoughts. Bryce showed up at Killian high one Friday night and caught a close look at his future competition: Lamar Miller. That was all he needed to see if you ask me. I know I said all along that Bryce was a 'Cane and we all truly believe it. Everyone felt like his brother was enough to get him to tough it out. But we all know now which kid got all the heart in the family.

JCane
03-19-2009, 03:39 PM
And just so it's clear, Bryce's scholarship was never pulled. It expired. There's a difference. Think of the LOI as a gallon of milk. If your milk expires, you get another gallon from the source. Randy never pulled the scholarship offer. He simply told Bryce that he had until the expiration date on his current LOI to sign. After that, a new LOI would not be offered. Bryce and Butler called his bluff and now he's in Knoxville.

And also, Bryce DID NOT have an offer from Miami to sign this past Monday. Lots of rumors going around that Randy gave him a new LOI just before his announcement. This is false. I know this for FACT.

Dolfan3773
03-19-2009, 04:06 PM
Im rooting for Mike James...Im a Cooper and James fan and would like them to do well this year too. Would like to see both of them on an NFL team...

kpcane
03-19-2009, 05:10 PM
The only other South Florida running back really worth offering was Jamal Berry. By the time the whole thing with Bryce Brown blew up Berry was already seriously committed to Ohio State. We didn't even give him an offer to begin with.

I kinda agree with you on when the scholarship was "pulled." Bryce didn't have a lot of good things to say about Whipple's offense but also Randy was ready to move forward into spring practice with what he had and we all know that Randy is all business and doesn't like distractions.

And 100% bull**** about Bryce comment's on Monday when he said, "I just felt like the 'Canes didn't know what they were doing on offense." Yeah, we didn't under Patrick Nix. Mark Whipple fixes that. He wants to bash Miami's offense from last season...you guys go take a look at what Tennessee did offensively last season. In every major statistical offensive category Miami was ranked higher than Tennesee.

It's not difficult to spot when exactly Bryce began to really have second thoughts. Bryce showed up at Killian high one Friday night and caught a close look at his future competition: Lamar Miller. That was all he needed to see if you ask me. I know I said all along that Bryce was a 'Cane and we all truly believe it. Everyone felt like his brother was enough to get him to tough it out. But we all know now which kid got all the heart in the family.

Yeah, but at least we could have gone after Berry. Not saying that he would have committed, but one has to think that he would have given us a look if we came knocking. And you can't deny that Randy's been phenomenal at getting the So Fla talent that he goes after.

This kid went to more practices/scrimmages/games than any other recruit I've ever heard of. It's really pathetic when you think about it. He went to the place where he had the best chance to start period. He's nothing like his brother. His brother really toughed it out last year, and will likely be rewarded with a lot of playing time this year, and the starting job sometime this year or the following year. I'm glad that Randy's not going after these prima donnas like Coker would have.

CedarPhin
03-19-2009, 05:11 PM
Im rooting for Mike James...Im a Cooper and James fan and would like them to do well this year too. Would like to see both of them on an NFL team...
I'm thinking Lamar Miller might be great for us.

Dolfan3773
03-19-2009, 05:18 PM
to be honest dude, Im a fan of them but I want the best option to be out there...I want Miami to be ranked in the top 5 again and win a National Championship. I want the "U" to be back on the map and want teams scared of playing us.

JCane
03-20-2009, 03:00 AM
Yeah, but at least we could have gone after Berry. Not saying that he would have committed, but one has to think that he would have given us a look if we came knocking. And you can't deny that Randy's been phenomenal at getting the So Fla talent that he goes after.

This kid went to more practices/scrimmages/games than any other recruit I've ever heard of. It's really pathetic when you think about it. He went to the place where he had the best chance to start period. He's nothing like his brother. His brother really toughed it out last year, and will likely be rewarded with a lot of playing time this year, and the starting job sometime this year or the following year. I'm glad that Randy's not going after these prima donnas like Coker would have.

To be honest, Berry wanted to be a 'Cane. He wanted an offer and never got it. He didn't get it because offers were out on Mike James, Lamar Miller, and Bryce Brown. Understand at the time, all three of these guys were solid LOCKS to Miami. Things with Bryce got ugly very very late in the recruiting season. With a loaded 2010 class in the state of Florida, it didn't make much sense for Randy to even try and sway Berry from Ohio State. Even if he tried, I don't think Berry would've came. Berry would have been nice, but he wasn't a necessity. We have great shots at Jahkari Gore, Eduardo Clements and another South Florida back but I forget his name.

kpcane
03-20-2009, 07:08 PM
To be honest, Berry wanted to be a 'Cane. He wanted an offer and never got it. He didn't get it because offers were out on Mike James, Lamar Miller, and Bryce Brown. Understand at the time, all three of these guys were solid LOCKS to Miami. Things with Bryce got ugly very very late in the recruiting season. With a loaded 2010 class in the state of Florida, it didn't make much sense for Randy to even try and sway Berry from Ohio State. Even if he tried, I don't think Berry would've came. Berry would have been nice, but he wasn't a necessity. We have great shots at Jahkari Gore, Eduardo Clements and another South Florida back but I forget his name.

Yeah Berry should would've been nice. Maybe the other guy you're thinking of is Brandon Gainer from Miami Central? I'm hoping it's him, so we could get that QB in a package deal. I also thought that we didn't have that great of a shot with Clements? I thought I heard that he was high on FSU and UGa. Either way, there is so much talent in So Fla next recruiting season it's not even funny/fair. Randy should have the consensus top class, but I'd settle for a top 5. He needs to start winning some games too.