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Bryce Brown still working to be K-State’s No. 1 back

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Once the No. 1 overall recruit for the class of 2009 according to Rivals.com, former Tennessee and current Kansas State running back Bryce Brown is having a hard time living up to the high expectations.

At no time has that been more evident than today, when K-State coach Bill Snyder announced that Brown, just as he was for the Wildcats’ season-opener against Eastern Kentucky, would be the third-string running back going forward.

“I think for him, getting invested is probably the most significant thing for him,” Snyder said. “And I think he’s making some headway in that respect. I think he’s a little more into it. He missed a lot during the course of the summer, so there’s a lot of catching up for him to do.”

Brown carried the ball just three times for 16 yards against EKU, his last carry being a fumble. Ahead of Brown are sophomore John Hubert and JUCO transfer Angelo Pease.

And with a three point victory over a 1-AA opponent, the Wildcats could use any depth or support to the running game that they can get. The Big 12, as unstable as it is, has at least deep enough that KSU is not going bowling this year if they played like they did last Saturday.

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7 Responses to “Bryce Brown still working to be K-State’s No. 1 back”
  1. seanmmartin says: Sep 8, 2011 9:14 AM

    Kansas State shouldn’t even worry about going bowling.

  2. blitz4848 says: Sep 8, 2011 9:21 AM

    Why not try “bowling?”
    They might be better at that than football…………

  3. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 8, 2011 9:40 AM

    Bill Snyder is a great example of a coach over achieving his whole career. Loved watching his teams with Michael Bishop and Darren Sproles. Anyone remember Sproles running wild on Oklahoma in the B12 title game? 2003 I think.

  4. waynefontes says: Sep 8, 2011 9:48 AM

    Bryce who?

  5. sportsdrenched.com says: Sep 8, 2011 9:50 AM

    Yes, I was at that game, and my toes still haven’t thawed out.

    KSU’s problem was the offensive line being awffensive. Fix that and the running will take care of itself.

    Coach Snyder gets the most out of his players, and actually coaches them up. Is that enough to get over the talent deficit most KSU teams face? Not in most years. But I think KSU will make it to another lower tier Bowl this year.

  6. vols84 says: Sep 8, 2011 1:32 PM

    If I recall correctly Bryce transferred to K-State over a year ago. He played when Lame Kiffin was at UT but was no longer on the team during Dooley’s first year. I know that Dooley would not release Bryce from his scholarship because he would not man up and come ask to be released. If Bryce has been away from UT for this long, how did he miss “a lot during the course of the summer” and why is there “a lot of catching up” for him to do? What was he doing, because he had been away from the Vols for a while at that point.

    I truly believe he is very talented, but not willingput the work in to get better. YouTube highlights from high school will only go so far and will not last long in major Division 1 programs and don’t earn you a starting position at Tennessee or K-state. Good for Snyder for placing him on the bottom of the roster.

  7. sportsdrenched.com says: Sep 8, 2011 2:12 PM

    “how did he miss “a lot during the course of the summer” and why is there “a lot of catching up” for him to do?”

    Bryce skipped the “voluntary S&C workouts” with KSU over the summer, instead he worked out on his own away from the program. He did the same stuff as Wichita East. And you’re right. You can out talent people who will be working in an office in HS, but not at the D1 Level.

    HCBS has a track record of getting dudes to the NFL, not sure why Bryce thinks his program is better.

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