Horns’ Brown says he’s go­ing to stay at Texas

Sopho­more RB tweets his in­ten­tion af­ter web chat­ter fu­els trans­fer fears.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - Texas RB Mal­colm Brown hopes his tweet stops ru­mors. — From staff re­ports

Re­cent In­ter­net spec­u­la­tion that Longhorns tail­back Mal­colm Brown may con­sider trans­fer­ring af­ter this sea­son is, ac­cord­ing to Brown him­self, just that — In­ter­net spec­u­la­tion.

The sopho­more tweeted on Tues­day that he has no in­ten­tion of leav­ing the Longhorns.

“Yall cats with th­ese ru­mors are a trip,” Brown tweeted. “Your hon­estly an id­iot if you ever even thought I would think about trans­fer­ring. Now quit ask­ing. Why would I ever try to get away from this op­por­tu­nity that The Lord has blessed me with by be­ing able to play at THE Univer­sity of Texas.”

Brown, who led Texas in rush­ing as a fresh­man, has missed six games this sea­son with a sprained an­kle. He re­turned af­ter a five-game lay­off to play against Iowa State, but then missed the TCU game on Thanks­giv­ing. He re­turned for the reg­u­lar-sea­son fi­nale at Kansas State.

Fresh­man Johnathan Gray is Texas’ lead­ing rusher, with 683 yards and three touch­downs on 142 car­ries. Sopho­more Joe Berg­eron, who was in­jured at Kansas State, is sec­ond on the team with 122 car­ries for 565 yards and 16 touch­downs. And Brown is third, with 57 car­ries for 316 yards and four touch­downs.

Beavers won’t have Jenk­ins: Jor­dan Jenk­ins, Ore­gon State’s se­nior run­ning back who earned Al­lPac-12 recog­ni­tion on spe­cial teams, will miss the Alamo Bowl. He broke his left an­kle in the Beavers’ 77-3 win over Ni­cholls State last week.

OSU’s two-headed quar­ter­back: Ore­gon State uti­lizes two quar­ter­backs — sopho­more Sean Man­nion and ju­nior Cody Vaz. Both are strong throw­ers; against Ni­cholls State, Man­nion was 20 of 23 for 231 yards and two touch­downs while Vaz was 14 of 17 for 190 yards and three touch­downs. Nei­ther threw an in­ter­cep­tion.

It’s as­sumed Man­nion prob­a­bly will get the start in San An­to­nio, but Beavers coach Mike Ri­ley hasn’t named a starter yet. Nei­ther has Texas’ Mack Brown, for that mat­ter.

“That’s go­ing to take longer thought,” Ri­ley told The Ore­go­nian news­pa­per. “We don’t need to de­cide right now. I’m really proud of both those kids. They played really well (against Ni­cholls State). We’ll fig­ure out how to do this later.”

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