Hello: Brandon Brown (who is not a recruit)

Submitted by Brian on August 1st, 2013 at 4:43 PM

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Good news, everyone! We have expanded our team by one around here by adding Brandon Brown, late of The M Block, as a recruiting reporter. He is pictured at left above.

We found it hard to have Ace be both the recruiting analyst and the reporter at the same time since those roles often conflict, and now that he's moved into basketball pretty heavily we had a gap in our coverage. Brandon will fill that by talking to recruits.

Credentials time: Brandon started doing this himself after an offer to write for another burgeoning site went under when the primary author shut the thing down suddenly. In a relatively short time Brandon established himself as a guy on top of things, correctly identifying the mystery quarterback recruit out of Virginia who would soon become Wilton Speight, commit and George Campbell closer. He also pegged the direction the Drake Harris and Chase Winovich recruitments were going seemingly before anyone else. In a relatively brief period of time he's established himself as a guy who gets things.

He'll be posting two to three things a week, mostly interviews. A Central Michigan grad, Brandon's day job is teaching middle school science in South Carolina; he also coached that level of football. He'll have something coming up in the next couple hours that's rather cool.



August 1st, 2013 at 4:46 PM ^

The quality of these "Hello" posts is really starting to wane. Where are his Fake 40 times? His predictions based on flimsy evidence? What about the upshot for the rest of the class?


Craze for Maize

August 1st, 2013 at 5:39 PM ^

Brandon claims he can type 40 letters in 5.7 seconds, which gets 4 FAKES. Prediction based on flimsy evidence: Brandon will continue with his good work. While he may need a redshirt day to get the hang of the site, expect him to be a solid contribute to the team.
Upshot for the rest of the class: This rounds out the Mgoblog class, as there's no more scholarships available, barring attrition.


August 1st, 2013 at 4:48 PM ^

Brandon's profile sounds like someone that used to post frequently back in the Haloscan (is that the right word?) days.  As I recall, his userid included the word coach.  Same guy?  I thought he made intelligent postings, but he seemed to have stopped at a certain point, perhaps because he was working with another site.


August 1st, 2013 at 4:51 PM ^

Awesome! It's been a bumpy ride since TomVH moved on, first with Ace who (while I find to be a great asset to the blog in his current role) never really emerged to be a recruiting guy in the reporting sense, and then with the deal for Tremendous that fell apart, but hopefully we finally have our guy!

So as I understand it, Ace stays on as the recruiting analyst (meaning Hello posts and weekly roundups), and Brandon will add on with some interviews and whatnot? Or will Brandon be taking some of Ace's old responsibilities too? Either way I'm excited to see how this turns out, the more the merrier when it comes to contributers for this site.


August 1st, 2013 at 4:54 PM ^

Congrats Brandon! While I too miss TomVH and others, I commend Ace on the job he's done. Will be nice to have even more content, though. Nice of Ace to put up Thursday Recruitin' today even as he handed over those reigns.


August 1st, 2013 at 5:01 PM ^

Welcome Mr. Brown! I will from here on call you Mr. Brown and nothing else. 

Brian, Ace, Seth, BiSB, Mr. Brown? If that's wrong, I don't want to be right.


August 1st, 2013 at 5:08 PM ^

Welcome aboard Mr. Brown. Also Brian hinted he is putting something interesting up today so looking forward to seeing your first piece of writing on the site.


August 1st, 2013 at 5:13 PM ^

Welcome coach Brown!  Have enjoyed the short run of The M Block and now will find your content on my main source/mania/addiction.  Congratulations!

Victor Hale II

August 1st, 2013 at 5:15 PM ^

Coach Brown,

I'm glad to see you on board here. Not that you wanted or needed it, but in my mind this helps give you some level of vindication on this site and should silence the members who bashed you on here.

I've read your site daily for over a year now and always got solid info. Usually, I learned the names of young dudes who would go on to be high level recruits, some even going blue.

MGoBlog just got that much better!


August 1st, 2013 at 5:19 PM ^

great, adding to the headcount, next thing you know Brian is going to ban recruiting topics in the interest of national security. 


just kidding, welcome to the site look forward to your contributions. If we don't maintain the current recruiting streak its totally your fault. 


August 1st, 2013 at 5:24 PM ^

First off, you look way too clean shaven to be mgostaff. We readers like our bloggers to have either wild cave man hair or a sort of Fred flintstone/ Homer Simpson stubbly thing around their mouth nose. At this point, you look a lot like the guy on that show New Girl, very pg13. We let Heiko slide because of his saving the world through medicine thing and no one has ever seen the mathlete, so I am not yet convinced he is not just a teddy ruxpin with a handheld coleco football game smashed into where the tape should go. From what I can tell, bisb is a dog wearing a hat, so he is covered.

Since we are all likely sitting at desks living vicariously through you, let us lice the dream of having some badass mutton chops or something.