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Is Arthur Brown's Canes career over?

He came to Coral Gables as the nation's No. 1 linebacker in 2008. Now, Arthur Brown is leaving before even really getting on the field.

Arthur BrownAccording to UM's sports information deparment, Brown is not enrolled in classes this semester and has returned home to Wichita, Kansas. "It is unknown if he'll be returning, but he has not requested a transfer," UM SID Mark Pray told our Susan Miller Degnan moments ago.

Neither Brown, his father, or mentor Bryce Butler have been reached for comment. 

Brown (6-2, 200) played in all 13 games for UM this past season, mostly on special teams and finished the year with 13 tackles. He recovered a key fumble in a win at Wake Forest. 

He came to UM from Wichita East High as the top prospect in the country according to Scout.com. He was selected a Parade All-American and named to USA Today's All-American team. Despite starring in high school, Brown had trouble picking up more complex defenses in college. Junior Sean Spence told me earlier this season Brown had trouble recognizing when the run was coming and when the pass was coming and was often slow to react. 

Now, the question becomes will Brown return?

The Hurricanes have recruited five linebackers in this class and are losing just one starter at the position, senior Darryl Sharpton. Spence, Jordan Futch (returning from a torn ACL), senior Colin McCarthy and junior Ramon Buchanon saw the majority of snaps last year for the Canes at linebacker. Freshman linebacker Tyrone Cornelius is already on campus. 

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hopefully, he comes back to surprise the doubters and develops into an all-american. dont want to see anybody leave the school with a bad taste in their mouth

hopefully this lands a stud lb that can come in and compete for a starting job..

This class would be nice if we can land imac, henderson, and ego.. henderson and linder can help the line next year and the rest of the ol can redshirt...

my biggest question so far who's playing tight end next year??


i like this class Randy may finally have stopped the depth bleeding issue this year and now can recruit a football team every yr.

nemo2002......what a bafoon!!

Players leaving are players that cannot get the grades or cannot compete. 5 star recruits don't assure anything, who had more 5 star recruits then USC this year? UM was and is a very young team, won won 9 games, and who have improved each of the past 3 years. nemo2002 I won't even guess why your so negative on the canes it may not be complimentary.

Somebody on here just said that the reason we are not getting the players is because we have too much depth and that the reason UF and FSU are getting players is because they are rebuilding. REBUILDING!!!!! That has to be the dumbest thing I have read on this board. You Shannon lovers are pathetic and delusional. You all should follow Randy out the door after we throw his sorry behind out of here and get a real coach!!!

Shannon is the root cause of everything. Bad recruiting, poor coaching, no motivation, no plan. UM is totally irrelevant!!!!

It's a shame we never got to see Arthur Brown play.

Good luck Arthur...I hope you see the field somewhere.

I won't call this kid a bust because he never got a chance.

This might be a good thing. Perhaps another LB recruit will come to the U as an open spot has come up.

I HATE the A-Holes who put Randy down. This year Randy is terrible and should be fired because we are not getting enough 5-star top rated high school kids (that have proven nothing against collage players).

But Randy got a 5 star, #1 Linebacker in the usa with Arthur Brown. So You A-Holes who have CRAP for brains just knew 5 stars were the answers to all your prayers.

Now the nice kid is obviously a lousy and not very smart player so Randy is terrible again. For not "developing" the 5 star you were screaming for! You SCUM should crawl back in your loser lives and die.

Arthur Brown proves that good scouting and talent evaluation by the UM staff, not web sites that hook anti Randy, I have no life losers, is what we need to get good players.

UM missed on Arthur Brown big time and they know it. It's obvious from this year's class that they learned their lessons the last 2 years and are getting back to how they evaluated and recruited players during the dynasty years!

Keep up the good work Randy and every year we will be better and better!

Forgetting shannon for a minute, why do all you idiots insist on saying look at 3 star futch or 3 star spence? they were both high 4 star prospects!As far as A Brown, best of luck to him, he chose UM when he could have gone anywhere,so as far as i am concerned anyone here calling himself a canes fan who bashes him is pathetic!

WE GOT SENTRELL BABY BABY

Players leave programs every year. Just like many others have stated, we don't know the entire story. One thing is true, he was having challenges learning the plays. I wish him the best whatever he decides.

Remember this program basically started all over again in 2007, because Coker killed it. We all want success, but success the right way sometimes take longer. I would say RS must go too if we take a step backwards this year, but we are making progress.

I've NEVER SEEN SO MANY PLAYERS LEAVING "THE U" - now, all of you Shannon lovers, you have to admit that MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, something is wrong that we, the public, do not know about.
I know that Randy thinks he's a drill sargeant most of the time, and that he NEVER ADMITS to being wrong or takes the blame for anything.
Maybe some of these kids were misled by Randy's "so-called" leadership.
As I've said before, this year is the make-or-break year for Shannon...if UM doesn't win the ACC or get to a major BCS bowl game, I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE UM DONORS WILL BE CALLING FOR HIS HEAD, and trust me, when it comes to the amount of $$$ that these donors give to "THE U" - they usually get what they want.
Randy may be a good recruiter (even though this year's class is not looking so hot) - but, he has yet to even COME CLOSE to showing that he has what it takes to bring UM back to the PROMISED LAND.
So, he'd better get it together...get that "deer lost in the headlights" look off his face on the sidelines....and, most of all, he'd better STOP SAYING THINGS LIKE "It's just a game", etc...etc....that stuff doesn't fly at "THE U" - Randy should know that.
I still INSIST that he doesn't have what it takes to be a top-notch, Div.1, major college football HEAD COACH...PERIOD.
OK, now all you people who like to call me a "racist" can start with your silly remarks.
Maybe you all are thinking with your hearts instead of your heads - I'M NOT A RACIST, I'm a REALIST...and, the REALITY is that Shannon hasn't shown me anything that would make me want to say: "Please stay at Miami, Randy" - actually, I've thought just the opposite when I see UM in games like the ones vs N. Carolina, VT, Clemson, and Wisconsin.
GO CANES!

Players leave from many programs around the country for other programs or venues, but you wouldn't know it, unless you care to open your closed minds. Most of SFLA has its head where it's usually dark and not conducive to thinking. Every time a players leaves the U, fans we've never heard of or from, come on to the boards to bash RS or Shalala or the program. And they all profess to know how to coach. ADVICE: Just stay in your cubby holes unless you have something knowledgeable to contribute to the subject.

You guys are NUTS! When Brown came in you hailed him and now he wants to make a decision in his interest and you vilify him! Wish the man luck and let him move on!

By the way, this situation is ABSOLUTELY 100% the coaches fault!!! It's RS's because he relies TOO TOO much on his position coaches and most of the position coaches simply can't coach! THANK GOD Hurtt is gone! Burrows isn't a good coach - yea, I said it! PANZY is the WORST!

Don't EVER tell me someone isn't smart enough to play football! There are pro ball players who can barely READ if at all!!! It is a coaches job to find a way to make the game easy enough for his players to excel! UM coaches are ARROGANT and that's why they have trouble developing players!

Want proof?! You really want proof?!!! I got two words - JON BEASON!!! He spent 4 years at UM running himself OUT of plays and now he's in the NFL tearing it up!!! It's been that way for five years! RS is TOOOOO loyal to his asst's! He's arrogant too - that's why UM hasn't been able to stop a running QB in TEN YEARS!!!

You guys are NUTS! When Brown came in you hailed him and now he wants to make a decision in his interest and you vilify him! Wish the man luck and let him move on!

By the way, this situation is ABSOLUTELY 100% the coaches fault!!! It's RS's because he relies TOO TOO much on his position coaches and most of the position coaches simply can't coach! THANK GOD Hurtt is gone! Burrows isn't a good coach - yea, I said it! PANZY is the WORST!

Don't EVER tell me someone isn't smart enough to play football! There are pro ball players who can barely READ if at all!!! It is a coaches job to find a way to make the game easy enough for his players to excel! UM coaches are ARROGANT and that's why they have trouble developing players!

Want proof?! You really want proof?!!! I got two words - JON BEASON!!! He spent 4 years at UM running himself OUT of plays and now he's in the NFL tearing it up!!! It's been that way for five years! RS is TOOOOO loyal to his asst's! He's arrogant too - that's why UM hasn't been able to stop a running QB in TEN YEARS!!!

Oh yeah? Then why is he still 6-1 200 lbs? at that size he may not even make it as corner in the NFL>

Why report this right before NSD. Sounds stupid to me.

2010 is RS's year to prove he can coach, and that means at a minimum an ACC title. If we get another 9 win season like this year, barely scraping by on some wins, I will join the boot RS bandwagon. However I will give him this one last season to prove he can coach, even though I don't give him high odds of getting us there.

Instead of bashing Brown, let me ask this..Do you guys really think our coaching staff is known for player development? Boise st does not get 5 star recurits but they develop their players

The L.B.'s have been erratic ever since Vilma and Williams left. It has the to be the coaching or the scheme one. We can't cover a T.E. and get gashed over and over by mediocre R.B.'s. Playing in the N.F.L. is one thing Barrows but being able to coach is another. Spence flopped this year, so did Robinson and Forston (before he got hurt). Our Coaches have to do a better job.

Too bad Brown never got the coaching he needed.

Another 5 star bust for the "U". I wonder how many 4 to 5 star busts since the Brock Berlin, Kyle Wright, Lance Leggett days Miami has had. Even though Brock had a solid senior year after a terrible junior year winning the Peach Bowl over Florida. It seems just from memory that it must be at 6-10 busts. Whats happened and whats going on? In Randy I trust but damn. This guy was supposed to be a beast and help bring his brother here too. Yet none of that panned out. 2010 will be a huge year for the "U" one way or the other.

Nemo2002...5 stars don't sign b/c there is no spot for them on this roster! Are you kidding me!! Where would a five star play this year??? Nowhere! Hurricane Flounder is right and so are the numerous comments posting positives about this class!! Give me three star any day! The 5 stars are overrated and do not pan out! Man you got to get with it!! Being a five star means nothing...it is what you do on the field that determines your star!! College football is a mans game..no room for high school hype b/c they dated the hottest cheerleader!! Ganache!!

Well, it IS Randy's fault for recruiting him. So, he does get some of the blame.

44% of 5 star recruits go on to get drafted in the first 3 rounds of the NFL draft. So saying the stars don't matter at all is WRONG. It's just not an exact science and is far from perfect.

It's by far the coaching. I feel sorry for Arthur brown, he really had potential, and our linebackers coach sucks. Think about it. I'm worried about spence now. And not only him, because when Colin McCarthy was a freshman I said ge is going to be a huge stat, and look at his next three (not all of it
Can be blamed on injury.). I think sharpton became a great player in the end IN SPITE OF the coachinghe received, and will be a great steal in the later rounds.

High hopes for this kid, but if he can't hack it, the U is better off without him. Good luck and I hope he finds somewhere he can be successful. :-)

No i dont think so but we will see about that in the near future.

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