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Father of Trojan transfer says son ‘didn’t get a fair chance’

Brice Butler, Alex Hoffman-Ellis,

When former USC wide receiver Brice Butler announced yesterday via Twitter that he would be leaving the program, the sophomore, for all intents and purposes, actually took the high road.

Always will be a part of trojan nation! No regrets, I just gotta go play fball, which isn’t happening here… I love all yall! Always will …

Was not an easy decision but evaluatin my future and what I want to do, it woulda been difficult here at this point so I made my dec[ision]

Butler’s father, on the other hand, seems more content with revealing what he believes is the truth about his son’s time at USC.

Lane Kiffin did not give Brice a fair chance,” Bobby Butler, a 12-year veteran of the NFL, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “No, he did not give him a fair chance at all.

“You take a kid who is a starter, then the next thing you know you put a kid (Robert Woods) who has only been (in practice) for 10 days and start him in front of (Butler).

“But it’s all good. It wasn’t meant to be at USC under Lane Kiffin, so he needs to go to a place that is right for him. We’re just going to keep moving forward, and everything is going to work out for Brice.”

One thing’s for sure: Butler wasn’t getting much a “chance” at playing time under former coach, Pete Carrol, either. As a redshirt freshman, Butler caught 20 passes for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns and six of those catches were in his lone start against Stanford.

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10 Responses to “Father of Trojan transfer says son ‘didn’t get a fair chance’”
  1. edgy says: Jan 28, 2011 10:46 PM

    He’s full of it. If he was making the effort, Barkley would have been fighting tooth and nail for him. He thought he had it made and found himself behind a freshman and fell down the depth chart. Of course, he only had 20 catches last year so it’s not like his contributions were missed.

  2. sdchargers25 says: Jan 28, 2011 11:00 PM

    Woods deserved the starting spot. dude is LEGIT. he will be a 1st round pick in two years.

  3. barmyinpalmy says: Jan 29, 2011 3:26 AM

    I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
    All my dreams, pass before my eyes, a curiosity
    Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind

  4. soflatrojan says: Jan 29, 2011 11:10 AM


    Woods is legit its hard to believe he and George Farmer played on the same high school team.

    As for Brice I wish him the best of luck the kid has alot of talent. SC is very loaded at his position.

  5. soflatrojan says: Jan 29, 2011 7:55 PM

    Lots of buzz around USC sounds like Kiffin and crew are going to close this class out strong. I don’t know if SC will have back to back #1 classes but it sounds like they are going to pull a few rabbits out of there hat on signing day. The word is one of them is a very big rabbit!!

  6. edgy says: Jan 29, 2011 8:05 PM

    soflatrojan says:


    In case you missed it.

  7. soflatrojan says: Jan 29, 2011 8:34 PM

    Looks like Delvin Simmons committed this weekend and I am hearing we have a 5* silent. SC is going to take 34 in this class if everything works out.

    Lots of buzz around HH. Get your popcorn!!

  8. edgy says: Jan 29, 2011 9:07 PM

    Everyone said I was nuts when I said that USC was going to be ok. They managed to get 9 guys on last year’s count and they may even get a couple to walk on. If they win the appeal, no harm but if they don’t then they’ll pay for it in 2014.

  9. sprtman says: Jan 30, 2011 11:48 AM

    Lane Kiffin craps on another human being. This is what happens when you are around Kiffin.

  10. edgy says: Jan 30, 2011 1:00 PM

    That’s total baloney, sprtman. Kiffin did nothing to the kid that he didn’t do to himself. Look, guys were given a chance last year to leave and 99% of the ones that did were guys that found themselves, even before Kiffin showed up, behind freshman and sophomores. Go look up the guys that fled the program and tell me how many of them became stars at their new digs. The guys that stayed, did so because they knew that if they did their best, even without a bowl, they would get more exposure and respect than if they had transferred and became BMOC at Who Gives A Rat’s Asshole U.

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