Texas Longhorns running back responds to transfer rumors

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If there is one thing that looks promising over the next few seasons for the Texas Longhorns, it’s their incredible depth and talent at the running back position. Lately, rumors have surfaced that one of their stars may be considering transferring.

Today, he spoke out about those rumors.

Like last year, sophomore running back Malcolm Brown spent much of this season on the injured list with a high ankle sprain, despite having gained the starting role earlier in the season. When he finally returned to the line-up, fellow sophomore Joe Bergeron and freshman standout Johnathan Gray shouldered the load while Brown watched from the sidelines, except for a few carries in garbage time.

This, along with the emergence of Gray and the consistency of Bergeron, led many to openly wonder if Brown was unhappy at Texas or if the coaches were unhappy with him. Offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin immediately shot down that theory, explaining that it would simply take time for Brown to return to full speed after injury.

That didn’t stop rumors from spreading, however, and the y began to take on a life of their own.

Today, Brown himself had something to say about these rumors:

This is great news for the Longhorns, who are in need of some good news. A large part of the fan base still considers Brown to be Texas’ most talented running back and, of course, one can never have too many talented running backs.

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