I guess now it’s officially official.
Back in early November, and a couple of weeks after it was hinted that he could make a move, USC confirmed that it had signed paperwork that would allow other schools to contact Max Browne regarding a potential transfer to their football program. Almost one month to the day later, the quarterback took to Instagram to announce that “the time has come for me to find a new home.”
“I never thought this day would come,” the redshirt junior added.
Four years ago, when I signed to come play at USC, I never thought this day would come. But the time has come for me to find a new home. Thank you to my teammates. From my recruiting class of 12 strong who came here in the heart of sanctions, to all of my other teammates I have encountered during my time here, I will never forget the grind and will always remember going to battle with the guys. I thank you boys for voting me captain, as it was one of my most proud moments. Keep grinding and I will always be rooting for all of you guys. Thank you to the boys: The OM crew, The Stable, WP1A and the men of LXA. You guys made the good times at SC great, and showed me why SC is such a special place. My four years here confirmed and even bolstered what I learned from high school; I have had the best of friends and teammates anyone could ask for. I walk away from USC falling short of many of my goals, but I also walk away with a full heart, lifelong relationships, and memories that will last a lifetime. I will certainly have an assortment of feelings when I look back at my 4 years here at SC, but I will always remember the unbelievable people I encountered along my path as a Trojan. I’m hungry and ready to attack the next step in both football and in life. Please stay in touch everyone, love you all. Fight On!
Browne will not practice with his now-former teammates as they prepare for a bowl game
As Browne has already graduated from ‘SC, he would be eligible to play immediately if he ends up at another FBS program. 2017 will be his final season of eligibility.
Browne began the 2016 season as the starter, but lost his job to Sam Darnold after the Trojans stumbled out of the gate at 1-2. With Darnold under center, USC finished the regular season on an 8-1 run and won their last eight after losing Darnold’s first start by four points to Utah.
After coming to the Trojans as a five-star 2013 recruit, Browne spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons as Cody Kessler’s primary backup.