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Top 60 Countdown: No. 39, LB Arthur Brown

As we resume the countdown of the Top 60 players at the University of Miami we take a closer look at the guy who came in as last year's most hyped recruit: linebacker Arthur Brown. Is the 6-2, 223-pound high school All-American finally ready to contribute? Or will he need another year to figure things out with a new defensive coordinator?

Arthur Brown > What we heard about him on Signing Day '08: When AB chose the Hurricanes over LSU, Alabama, USC and North Carolina, there wasn't an analyst in the country who wasn't praising Randy Shannon and Micheal Barrow. Brown, who enrolled in January at UM, was a consensus superstar according to every recruiting service. Scout.com tabbed him No. 1 regardless of position. Rivals had him fifth. ESPN had him sixth. And why not? The U.S. Army All-American made 151 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior Wichita East High in Kansas. The highlight reel plays between he and his younger brother Bryce had everyone in the nation believing the Browns might be America's next premier football family.

> What he's done as a Cane: Of course, Arthur didn't live up to the hype one bit in his first year and a half at Miami. Despite enrolling early with seven other freshmen, he still was far behind in terms of development and understanding former coordinator Bill Young's defense. Brown had problems in coverage situations and by the end of the season was learning middle linebacker (a role usually reserved for guys who struggled with that). In all, Brown played in 10 games and made four tackles -- all on special teams. This spring, he had a few eye-opening moments -- including a big hit in the backfield on a broken play. But he still didn't appear anywhere near ready to really contribute. He had two tackles in the spring game. According to spring testing, Brown runs a 4.64 in the 40 (4th among linebackers), benches 330 (most among LBs) and squats 435 (3rd among LBs).

> What Eye On The U expects from him in '09: Too many people watched Arthur Brown closely in high school and thought well of him for me to believe he'll be a bust. But there is no doubt whatever football he played in Kansas did not prepare him for anything at Miami. I expect this to be another learning season for Brown, one hopefully that doesn't turn into a lost season. New defensive coordinator John Lovett has simplified things down enough (at least from what we've heard) that perhaps Brown can learn just enough to be able to contribute in the rotation at linebacker. The Hurricanes need all the help they can get at the position. And as long as Brown finds a role, whether its just making tackles at middle linebacker or using his speed and athleticism on the edge to make plays -- that is at least a step up in production.

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1st time in a long time.

I hope the linebacker can stop the misdirection runs that plagued us last year.

> What he's done as a Cane:

Makes a great Scout Team blocking dummy ...

> What Eye On The U expects from him in '09:

Not much other than more of the same ...


2 weeks and 4 days til Ur exposed for what U really are ...

what happen wit Gore getting tha boot? Manny please enlighten us.

Canes will develop the talent! AB will get to the elite level sooner or later...CANES BABY!

Yeah Manny- what's up with that jak. Gore thang?

U rest assured Cane Fan, Manny will have plenty of pacifying fluff pieces to enter into this blog over the next month or so ... Problem for U is that when it starts to get really Ugly come game week 2-3, Ur gapping open wounds will begin to flow that deep dark Red blood and Manny will then have to tell it like it is and all of U dumb Cane Stooges will lose Ur collective minds !!!
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In 2 weeks/4 days enjoy Ur 2 a-days and preseason camp Cane fans... It's all U'll have til it starts for real...
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7 weeks til it all begins to end for U !!!
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And don't forget to bring Ur Dark Sunglasses and canes to Ur Away/Home games in West Hollywood U in denial blind Cane 'Tards...
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Now get in Ur circle Cane Stooges, reach out to Ur left and right, grip'em tight and chant, "Duh U Will Be Back... Duh U Will Be Back ... "

AB will get to the elite level sooner or later...CANES BABY!

Posted by: IN RANDY WE TRUST! | July 20, 2009 at 07:02 PM
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try later, like 2013 when he makes Manager at the B.K. Lounge ...

Hey Manny,

are you impressed with the recent hot streak we've had the recruiting front? Getting a big TE is HUGE for us.

Also, I'd love to get your thoughts on the Jakarhi Gore situation. Have you had a chance to speak with him, his coaches or Frank?

Thanks.

Manny thanks for the update. Sorry about morons like this Vidal kid. Keep up the good work.

gators suck

Is AB a senior or something? Manny, give this kid a break he going into his sophomore year.

Yeah, i wanna know bout the Gore situation also. No more room in this class for a rb? Not too many big names committing lately! Never heard of this te!

Manny hook us up with a Gore update. Nice work as usual..

To all of you moron fans of other teams (mostly UF and FSU), you're all HOPING and PRAYING that UM doesn't do well in their first four games.
However, BOTTOM LINE IS THIS: At least UM doesn't have a CUPCAKE SCHEDULE like the two of you (UF and FSU).
And, should UM emerge like some think they might, our 3-1 record vs THAT SCHEDULE will put UM ahead of BOTH OF YOU in the polls...considering that the GayBoys play NO ONE ALL YEAR LONG, they'd better hope that they don't slip up against ANYONE...also, they can't count on USC losing to a crummy team LATE IN THE SEASON, which happened the last two times that UF got into the BCS Champ. game - USC bailed UF out...even UF fans that I know said the same thing.
As for Free Shoes U. - you have enough problems to even think about anything but trying to fix you "out of control" program.
Now, to both of you, I say this:
"Guck the Fators!"
"Nuck the Foles!"
THIS IS HURRICANE COUNTRY...and, there is only one "U" - we've had it on our helmet since the beginning...we are "The U" - UF isn't the U, and FSU isn't the U....
It's all about "The U" and "the U ain't YOU".
SO, GayTurds and Free Shoes...get a life.
What, they don't have a site for you to post in those metropolis's called Tally and Gaysville?
Too funny...In Tally: "Maw, the Capitol Bldg. sure looks purty tonight, haw maw?"
In GaysVille: "Maw, round up the chilrin, we're a goin to the Gaytor game...and, bring the white sheets, after the game, we're a takin' the youngins' to the KKK meeting!"
Both of you are a bunch of green-toothed, trailor-park-trash, redneck, Rebel-flag-waving, Deliverance-type LOW LIFES!
GO CANES!!

Wow UMike, couldn't have said it better myself! I have high hopes for this season, but am trying to stay reserved at the same time. Can't wait for the OU game as I'll be coming to MIA for the game.

Spin This Cane Stooges ...

The Rich Just Keep Getting Richer !!!
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A League Of Its Own

By Kevin Brockway
Staff Writer



These are heady days for the Southeastern Conference.

Never in the league's 76-year existence has there been more money to go around, and more interest in the league's member schools.

In an economic climate that's forced schools like Miami to bus to in-state road football games, the SEC is printing money. Last summer, the league secured more than $3 billion in television revenue for the next 15 years from national broadcast entities CBS and ESPN. ESPN alone will pay the league a reported $2.2 billion for broadcast rights through 2024.

"The SEC is really in a league of its own in terms of its size and financial strength, not just within its region but nationally as well," said David Carter, executive director of the Sports Business Institute. "It's really in fantastic shape."

The same can't be said for other major conferences, which have resorted to certain cost-cutting measures. The ACC, for example, elected to cap roster sizes at 72 for road football games this season. The Pac 10 has discussed cutting travel for support staff.

Success on the field has helped raise the national profile of the SEC. Florida won the league's third straight football BCS title last January. Overall, the SEC has won four BCS titles since 2000, more than any conference this decade.

More winning has resulted in more fans in seats, which has helped the bottom line. In recent figures reported by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal, five SEC schools ranked in the top 13 nationally in athletic department revenue. Florida ranked third, making $109 million. The Gators were followed by Auburn (7th, $89.31 million), Alabama (8th, $88.87 million), Tennessee (9th, $88.72 million), LSU (12th, $84.18 million) and Georgia (13th, $84.02 million.)

Revenue for league schools is projected to increase by at least $10 million with the new TV deal starting for the 2009-10 season. Last year, each SEC school made $5.3 million from TV revenue. This year it will increase to $15 million.

"It's dramatic, when you look at the power of their brand, the commitment of their fan bases, the loyalty of their alumni," Carter said. "You marry that with the rich traditions of the schools in their league and it's a product that's appealing from a television and marketing standpoint."

Timing may have helped, too. The SEC was able to secure its TV deal last August, just as signs of a national recession began. The ACC will be able to renegotiate its $560 million, 10-year deal in 2011. But it's unclear if by then the nation will dig itself out of its economic doldrums.

"The timing was certainly advantageous, but keep in mind that economies can change five or 10 years down the road," Carter said.

In a football-mad conference, interest in the biggest revenue-producer in college sports remains at an all-time high. More than 900 credentials have been issued for this week's SEC football media days in Hoover, Ala., up from 836 that attended last year. The new TV deal will provide increased exposure to men's and women's basketball and other non-revenue sports as well. The league is hopeful that exposure will result in schools recruiting better talent, which would increase fan support and potential postseason revenue.

Carter said the only obstacle that could derail the SEC's current financial stability is if a number of member schools landed on NCAA probation.

"Probation would result in games being lost on TV and loss of scholarships," Carter said. "That would hurt recruiting and result in less fans in seats. Absent of that, the league should be in good shape for years to come."

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090721/ARTICLES/907211006/1002?Title=A-league-of-its-own

Yeah moron, and YOU will be on probation. Just wait.

And what is ist with you rednecks' fascinationwith the SEC?
SEC this SEC that, who th - cares. It isnothingbut your way to rationalize your existence. Well, where was the might SEC, 1981- 1996? And then 1997-2006? Come on please. Enough with SEC SEC. You are proving everyone that you are a bunch of inbreds

CAne fans don't root for the ACC. To me, F---jk the ACC. I'm rooting for the canes.

By the way, lastyear head to head, ACCvs SEC,

6-4. Eat that rednecks

To all of you moron fans of other teams (mostly UF and FSU), you're all HOPING and PRAYING that UM doesn't do well in their first four games.
However, BOTTOM LINE IS THIS: At least UM doesn't have a CUPCAKE SCHEDULE like the two of you (UF and FSU).
And, should UM emerge like some think they might, our 3-1 record vs THAT SCHEDULE will put UM ahead of BOTH OF YOU in the polls...

Posted by: UMike | July 21, 2009 at 05:09 AM

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God can't even help U lobotomized Cane Fool ... 1-3 on Ur way to 6-6 ...

So, Charleston Southern and FIU were good when U played them 3 times the past few years ? (Troy State will be ranked higher than U at Seasons End just like they have the last 3 YEARS).

"""should UM emerge like some think they might, our 3-1 record vs THAT SCHEDULE will put UM ahead of BOTH OF YOU in the polls......"""

"some" huh ? The same ones that U share Ur Crack pipe with ? Seriously U Tard, get some help...

Wow UMike, couldn't have said it better myself! I have high hopes for this season, but am trying to stay reserved at the same time. Can't wait for the OU game as I'll be coming to MIA for the game.

Posted by: Illinois Cane Fan | July 21, 2009 at 06:18 AM

As for U, Ur apprehension will better serve U by Cashing Ur tickets in and saving Urself a Ton of heartache and trouble ... At least U'll be able to turn of the TV at the Half in the comfort of Ur own home.
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They're at it again Art ... In 10 weeks they'll be calling for Randy's empty head ...

See U Honks in Pasadena in Jan. '10

morning folks, problem is randy is a good guy and a good cordinator. Randy is not a good head coach. randy has on his staff guys who were friends or once team mates. That doesnt mean they can coach football. Also too brother like with his players, That doesnt work either. Randy isnt payed alot at the u so he is a cheap buyout. look for mario cristobol to be the man next year. thanks

Please stop w/ these fluff pieces they provide zero insight. If your going to blog, have something interesting to write. This is just pumping out useless and old information just for the sake of writing a blog everyday.

Yeah moron, and YOU will be on probation. Just wait.

U'll be the one waiting U Fool ... U do keep me informed though ... Meanwhile, stay tuned, we have more 'Ships to Win...

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Why are U on a UM blog?

Because it's mine n Art's and U n Ur Chump Cane Buddies are our lil puppet beeeyotches on a string (u read everything we put under ur nose, and always will... It's part of Ur inferiority complex that entertains us so)...

Now, what's Ur ExcUse ?

Expectations were so high for Arthur Brown that he is begining to look like a flop. It's not fair, but it is. The guy looks so small out there, has he put on any weight since spring.

I personally know J Gore and i spoke to him about this issue that was reported. Most of it is not true. He is still committed to UM but he is considering UF.

Manny can you give us the goods on J Gore? Good work...

University of Miami receives $15M grant to study Hurricanes ...

Wow 15 mil. to come to that conclusion that U BLOW !!!

Couldn't that Bank be more useful to hire a real Head Coach and Assistants ???

U are what U are ... And it ain't much .

Expectations were so high for Arthur Brown that he is begining to look like a flop.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | July 21, 2009 at 08:14 AM

begining ??? Were U in a coma last year ?

Manny...
"Brown had problems in coverage situations and by the end of the season was learning middle linebacker (a role usually reserved for guys who struggled with that.)"

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?... TRYING TO PUNK ALL MIDDLE LINEBACKERS NOW!!! ARE U CRAZY?... DISAGREE WITH THE QUOTE AND SUGGEST YOU ASK ALL OF THE MIKES OUT THERE... WHAT THEY THINK.

AS FOR FUTURE INTERVIEWS...SUGGEST YOU BETTER START WEARING PADS FROM NOW ON AND I DON'T MEAN PAMPONS. LOL
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Can't find my first post... Damn !

AS TO THE ARTICLE... If trying to piss off Brown, I think you did a great job and hope that it lights the fire with-in him. He's better then what he has shown and we all know that...

It's time, the time is now... The clock is ticking... Tic,Tic,Tic... Show us!

REMEMBER, 2nd PLACE IS LAST PLACE AT THE U !!!

Cat5Cane

If Mccarthy is 100% healthy,Brown aint got a chance to start the middle.canes are loaded
at LB. look for Ray-Ray to play alot,this kid
is special,I've seen him play.Canes are comin!
Canes are comin! Back to where we belong.

Great to see Miami fans are still as classy as ever! Good job UMike, you represent everything that's wrong with UM's fan base. Actually, you may just be one of the better ones! Go FIU/Gators!!

I cringe when I hear the canes have recruited yet another 5 star or highly touted player. Why? More than likely this player will join the long list of 5star busts that has been all to common in the Randy Shannon era.

The canes have become a directional team just like Vatech or BC-they can beat anyone on any given saturday but on the other hand they can lose too.

Why are U on a UM blog?

Because it's mine n Art's and U n Ur Chump Cane Buddies are our lil puppet beeeyotches on a string (u read everything we put under ur nose, and always will... It's part of Ur inferiority complex that entertains us so)...

Now, what's Ur ExcUse ?

WOW, it must have been terrible being molested by your father as a child - it really did some damage, I feel you Gaytor Boy! Now go back to you T-Bag blow up doll and clean up after yourself.... remember your sister is coming in later for a night cap in hicktown USA, aka Gaynesville, Florida.

soo i take it that most of you guys are miami fans. that just bash on people. this is how i look at it. #11 is alot of things. Just like Coach Shannon said last year. We had guys like Tavares Gooden come in and start somewhere else like OLB and they were not that good. But his senior year we had him at MLB at he was very good. I have seen film on Brown and the kid wants to play. Now I dont think that he will shine so bright this year. With Sharpton playing the way he does at Mike. But if something happens to Sharpton. #11 is playing. Ok. LOok. Last year was a learning year. he wasnt as good as Spence was. And Think of it. Next year we have #31..#11 and #45. come on now. say what you want. But Brown has it all. And you know Coach Barrow and Coach Shannon will bring it out. Dont call him a bust. And how the heck can you be a bust in college. You just dont pan out. Look at that VTech game. That special teams hit. Look at him last year he is raw. This year. He will be something. I believe in this kid. Looks like a Cane to me.

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