Former Wolverine Greg Brown

Submitted by wisecrakker on May 19th, 2012 at 6:34 PM

has left the Findlay football program.

I ran into a couple folks very close to the program today and they informed me he left program in the middle of spring practice....just picked up and walked away during drills and hasn't been seen from again.

He is suppose to be going to BGSU this fall, but will be in eligable and on his own dime.

Best of luck to the kid...but seems to be making thngs pretty hard on himself.

Comments

Mr. Yost

May 19th, 2012 at 6:56 PM ^

...all of the "warnings" about Brown turned out to be true.

When we recruited him, I was told "he's an awesome talent...when he wants to be." He came to Michigan early and played pretty well early, because he was motivated as a true freshman to run with the big boys. Unlike his senior year of high school where he seemed and played bored and disinterested (remember, he was an early commit).

When things didn't work out in his favor at Michigan, he got mad and quit. Seems like it happened again. The kid is looking for entitlement and instant gratification and it's just not there at this level of football.

You can go play at a small school where you're better and more talented than everyone and be bored. Or you can work your way into the lineup at a big time place. Seems like neither interests him.

Hope he can get it together, I don't know how he does academically, but he's costing himself a fortune in student loans if he keeps ruining scholarship opportunities.

DeepBlue83

May 19th, 2012 at 10:04 PM ^

as a true freshman for things to "work out in his favor", then we're just as well to be rid of him. Apparently he thought he could just throw his helmet on the field and everyone would acknowledge how great he was. As you say, not going to happen at this level, and certainly not with this coaching staff.

BlueBird

May 20th, 2012 at 9:16 AM ^

It is sometimes very easy to say these kids should just go out and compete for a spot at a big-time program (not negging you at all, cuz I am guilty of same), as if effort alone might somehow override other failings and smooth, hurry, improve, etc., transitions.

We all get that this kid has an attitude and some apparent talent. Hope he gets an advocate to get his head screwed on right, too.

No matter where you are at, who leaves his teammates in the middle of practice? I just feel bad for these guys. Something is clearly just not right.

IdealistWolverine

May 19th, 2012 at 7:44 PM ^

Hopefully Jaron Stokes can help mentor him in some way.  BGSU is probably a good fit for him, they'll get him eligible and ready for 2013 I hope!

BG has turned a few JuCo recruits into real talent over the past couple of years, and I'm sure Greg Brown can do the same.

Magnus

May 20th, 2012 at 7:33 AM ^

As I've often said when it comes to recruiting, where there's smoke, there's usually fire.  Most of these kids who have had "warning signs" in high school do not pan out, at least not at Michigan.  Conelius Jones, Demar Dorsey, Greg Brown, Austin White, etc.  Rumors about character issues don't typically just pop up out of nowhere.

cigol

May 20th, 2012 at 1:25 PM ^

So let me get this straight, since I wasn't around 3 years ago, but not only was RR consistently pulling in substandard talent, but he was pulling down substandard talent with horrible baggage?

I now understand why we have depth problems at almost every position and his teams horribly under achieved.