Horns’ Brown says he’s going to stay at Texas
Sophomore RB tweets his intention after web chatter fuels transfer fears.
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.”